Latest updates after body of missing Keano Byrne found at Greater Manchester beauty spot

His body was found in Reddish Vale on Good Friday.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 12th April 2023

A murder investigation is ongoing this week after the body of missing 26-year-old Keano Byrne was found in Reddish Vale country park over the Easter weekend.

Keano, from Gorton, had been reported missing on Monday 27 March, last seen leaving Northumberland Road in Brinnington and walking towards Reddish Vale with another man.

Tragically, police search teams discovered a body in the water at the Stockport beauty spot on Friday 7 April.

Greater Manchester Police have now confirmed that the body has been formally identified as Keano Byrne. Following a post-mortem examination, the cause of his death is inconclusive.

Two men aged 26 and 30 arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on bail pending further investigation. GMP say that no further action will be taken in respect of the 26-year-old, who has been eliminated from enquiries.


Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hopkinson, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “We are continuing to appeal to the public for information that may help with our enquiries in order to understand fully what has happened to Keano leading up to, during and after his sad disappearance.

“Clearly this is still an upsetting time for Keano’s family and we are determined to find out what has happened to give Keano’s loved ones the answers they deserve.


“We are asking for anyone who was in the Reddish Vale area in the early hours of Sunday 26 March between 3:30am and 6:30am, or who may have seen Keano after the time he went missing, to please contact police.

“No matter how small the information may seem to you, whether it’s a verbal account or any dashcam, CCTV or doorbell footage, it may help us piece together a timeline of events as we are confident the answers remain out there in the community.

“This can be done by sharing information and details to GMP’s Major Incident Team on 0161 856 6377, or using our LiveChat service on quoting log number 762 of 27/03/2023. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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