Conall Kerrigan post-mortem to help explain death today

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Detectives investigating the sudden death of Conall Kerrigan in Londonderry have renewed their appeal to the public.

The body of the 25 year old was discovered in the area of Bank Place in the city at around 10.20pm on Sunday evening.

Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: “A post mortem examination is due to be carried out on Tuesday, August 25, to determine the cause of Conall’s death. Until cause has been determined, his death is being treated as ‘unexplained’ and the circumstances leading up to the discovery of his body are being examined by police.

“I am keen to gather as much information as possible about Conall’s movements in the period after he left the Metro Bar early on Sunday morning.

“I would particularly like to hear from anyone who was in the Bank Place or Foyle Street areas between 2.15am and 2.45am on Sunday morning. I would ask those people to get in touch with police, the smallest detail just might help us establish where Conall was during this time, what he was doing and who he was with.”

Detectives can be contacted at Strand Road Police Station by calling 101.

The Mayor Elisha McCallion extended her deepest sympathies to Conall’s family.

“I was shocked and saddened by the news that a young man so well regarded in the Claudy community has lost his life in tragic circumstances,” she said.

“The heart warming tributes which have been flooding the media are testament to the high esteem in which Conall was held by all who knew him, and “I know his family, friends and the local community will find it very hard to come to terms with his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with them at this very difficult time.

“I would encourage anyone with any information about the circumstances surrounding Conall’s death to please come forward and assist in piecing together his final movements so his family can find some explanation for what may have happened.”