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Cameron Reilly murder: Gardaí say they aren't focusing on drink or drugs teens may have taken that night

Gardaí released an image of the teenager’s phone case in the hope that it would help locate it.

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE murder of Louth teenager Cameron Reilly have issued a fresh appeal for locals to come forward with information.

Gardaí released images of Cameron’s phone cover and said that they’re not focusing on the drink or drugs teenagers in the vicinity may have taken in the hope that it encourages witnesses or people with information to come forward.

The 18-year-old was found dead in a field at Shamrock Hill, Dunleer on Saturday. A post-mortem concluded that Cameron died in “violent circumstances”.

Investigating gardaí have appealed for the whereabouts of Cameron’s phone, a grey Apple iPhone (64GB) with a green hard back cover.

Phone case Source: Garda Press Office

Today, Gardaí showed images of that phone cover, and asked people to check in their properties and bins for it.

Superintendent Andrew Watters said today that there may have been young people drinking and taking drugs at the time of the incident.

I just want to make it clear to those people, maybe to encourage them to come forward and speak to us, that is not the primary concern or focus of this investigation. The primary focus of this investigation is to establish for Cameron’s family, the truth as to what happened to Cameron.

On Monday, a vigil was held in the town, with hundreds in attendance at the local church.

The president of Dundalk Institute of Technology said the college is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the news.

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