RCMP are now treating the death of a North River man last week as a homicide.

They also say they've released a person they questioned earlier Thursday in relation to the death of Dale Porter, and that the individual will not be charged.

The autopsy is also complete, but police said they will not be releasing the results.

Searchers with the Wolverines Ground Search and Rescue group scoured various areas in North River on Thursday, looking for evidence in the investigation.

Early Sunday morning police were called to a home in the Conception Bay North community and found a man suffering from serious injuries.

Porter, in his early 40s, died a short time later.

Earlier this week police said there is "no known threat to the general public resulting from [the] incident."