Halifax Regional Police have released the man they were questioning in relation to the killing of a 47-year-old Dartmouth man from this past weekend.

Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said the man was released late Monday night without charges. He wouldn’t say what, if any, relationship there was between the man and the victim, only that they were known to each other.

“We’ve questioned him. The grounds didn’t exist to lay charges,” Palmeter said.

“He was released and investigators will continue with their investigation.”

Just before 3 p.m. on Sunday, police say officers were called to an apartment building at 167 Victoria Rd. in Dartmouth, after receiving reports of a deceased person in a third-floor apartment.

When police arrived, they found 47-year-old Grant William Kidston dead in his two bedroom apartment.

After an investigation by the HRP's major crime unit, the death was ruled a homicide on Monday afternoon.

Few other details have been released about Kidston’s death, including the cause.

Palmeter did say the victim wasn’t known to police.

He also believed Kidston wasn’t from the area.

“We’re examining all possibilities at this time and we’ll continue to keep an open mind until such time as we are able to lay a charge in the matter,” Palmeter said.