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Young man found dead was last seen on city walls in early hours

Police believe Conall Kerrigan’s wallet may have been stolen.

Conall Korrigan.
Conall Korrigan.
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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have said the results of a post mortem on the body of a young man found on Sunday indicate his death was not the result of a crime.

25 year old Conall Kerrigan’s body was found in the area of Bank Place at 10.20pm on Sunday. It is believed he has been in the Metro bar on Saturday evening and left at 2am the next morning. However he did not return home.

Ahead of the post-mortem, police described his death as “unexplained” and they were appealing for anyone with information about his movements after he left the bar to get in touch.

Today they said based on test results they do not believe his death was the result of a crime. However they are still keen to establish his final movements. They also believe his wallet may have been stolen as no wallet was found in his possession or in searches nearby.

In a new appeal, Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said:

We know that he was in the Metro Bar and left there and was seen on the city walls. From an extensive trawl of CCTV footage, we know that a number of people saw him and spoke to him. At one stage, Conall left the walls and went down into Foyle Street. The last confirmed sighting we currently have is of Conall returning to the walls via the steps near the library at about 2.45am on Sunday.

The young man’s GAA club Claudy John Mitchel’s has paid tribute to him describing him as a “huge character, full of craic and a good friend to his peers”.

His passing hurts us all. There are just no words that will make sense of this and everybody is struggling to come to terms with it.

Anyone who saw or spoke to Conall on the morning he died is asked to contact police. As part of our appeal, police would like to hear from anyone who was in the city centre on Sunday morning and knows or has heard of attempts to steal wallets from other people.

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