The detective leading the investigation into the murder of Barry McCrory has made an appeal to suspect Kieran McLaughlin to give himself up.
PSNI Chief Inspector Ian Harrison confirmed they had investigated a number of false reports of McLaughlin being in the Derry area today.
It follows a massive Garda search in Inishowen.
Said CI Harrison: “We are continuing to appeal to the public for their assistance in establishing the current whereabouts of 58 year old Kieran McLaughlin.
“I can confirm there have been a number unconfirmed sightings of Mr McLaughlin in the Derry area but it is imperative that future sightings of Kieran are reported to police immediately and reiterate to the public not to approach him, but to contact police on 999 if you think you know of his whereabouts.
DCI Harrison made a direct appeal to McLaughlin to give himself up.
He said: “I would also emphasise to Kieran to contact police immediately as we are actively seeking to speak with you. It is our wish that this matter is resolved without further incident.”