Plymouth man found dead in murder probe named as Liam Mullan
TRIBUTES have been paid to a 21-year-old man whose body was found in a fourth floor flat.
The man has been formally identified at an inquest as Liam Christopher Mullan, who lived at Ipswich Close in Whitleigh.
Yesterday floral tributes had been left outside his flat.
A note attached to one bunch says: "RIP Liam. You will be missed by all. So young to be taken from us. Lots of Love."
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Another simply says: "Rest in peace bruv. One of a kind."
An inquest into Mr Mullan's death was opened and adjourned on Wednesday.
Mr Mullan's body was found at his home address at around 5pm on Sunday.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder following his death and has since been released on police bail, pending further enquiries, until January 14 2013.
A forensic post mortem examination was carried out on Tuesday at Derriford Hospital.
The formal opening of the inquest cited how the body of Mr Mullan, who was unemployed, was identified by his father on Wednesday.
The opening statement also said that the cause of death has yet to be ascertained.
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police told The Herald at the time Mr Mullan's body was found that they believed he may have been assaulted some days before his death.
Detective Chief Inspector David Thorne is heading up the investigation, which a police spokesperson yesterday said was still "an ongoing murder enquiry".
The inquest has been adjourned for a date yet to be set.