Police in Northern Ireland have begun a murder investigation after a man's body was found in a north Belfast lake.
It is believed the victim who was in his 40s and was a father of four lived close to Alexandra Park where his body was found today.
Friends said he had been missing since yesterday morning.
It is understood the man's partner raised the alarm when he did not return home after taking his dogs for a walk through the park which is close to the Antrim Road.
A post mortem examination will be carried out to determine the cause of death.
Detectives from the serious crime branch have appealed for anyone who was in the park between 8.30am and 9.30am yesterday to get in contact.
MP for the North Belfast, Nigel Dodds described the murder as appalling.
Alexandra Park is divided by a three-metre tall peace wall which was erected in 1994 to prevent sectarian fighting between nationalists in the Antrim Road and loyalists on the Shore Road.
In September 2011 a gate linking the two communities was opened for the first time.
The lake is located at the upper end of the park.