AN Eastern European man who is one of a number of "persons of interest" in the murder of Frankie Dunne has flown home since the murder.
The man flew back to Eastern Europe last Sunday, a day after the body of the 64-year-old Churchfield native was discovered at Castlegreina House, on Boreenmanna Road.
However, the man is believed to have pre-booked the flights, and did not flee as a result of the murder.
Superintendent Michael Comyns said: "He has returned to Eastern Europe in a pre-planned trip. He is one of a number of people we want to talk to in relation to the incident."
It is believed the man has also booked flights to return to Ireland. He has been living and working in Cork and is not homeless.
The area at Castlegreina House was frequented since it became vacant over a year ago by homeless people, and users of homeless services, including Mr Dunne.
Gardai have refused to say how many "persons of interest" are being investigated as part of the probe into the death.
Meanwhile, Mr Dunne's body is expected to be released to his family on Monday for his funeral.