A MAN quizzed over the murder of John ‘Jonty’ Hall has been found dead.
The body of Trevor Kellett was discovered at a house in Avenue Vivian in Fence Houses.
Police were called to the address at 9.55am on Saturday.
Mr Kellett was arrested by police investigating the killing of 46-year-old Mr Hall after his body was found in West Rainton on Sunday, September 15.
After being released on police bail, Mr Kellett was told by detectives at the beginning of this month that he would face no further action in relation to the death.
Mr Hall, a father of two and also a grandfather, of Burn Terrace, Shiney Row, died as a result of multiple injuries.
His body was found in a back lane by a dog walker.
Mr Kellett’s death is not being treated as suspicious.
A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “Police were informed that the body of a man in his 30s had been found at an address in Fence Houses.
“There is believed to be no third-party involvement, and a report is being prepared for the coroner.” Three men were initially charged with the murder of Mr Hall.
However, in September, one of those men, Paul Tate, 49, was found dead in his cell at Holme House Prison in Stockton, Teesside.
An investigation by the independent prisons ombudsman into Mr Tate’s death is currently under way.
Nicholas Rought, 45, of Princess Street, Shiney Row, and Stuart Smith, 42, of no fixed address, remain on remand, charged with the murder of Mr Hall.
Tributes to Mr Kellett have been posted on the social networking website Facebook.