Later this afternoon at the Laganside Court in Belfast, the Preliminary Inquest hearing into teenager Noah Donohoe death will be held.
After being reported as missing, the naked body of Noah was found in a storm drain six days later on June 27th, after a large scale search operation.
Following a post-mortem, the teenagers cause of death was disclosed as ‘drowning’, but a statement issued by Noah’s Mother says that she hopes this inquest will ‘answer outstanding questions’.
The statement issued by Relatives for Justice on behalf of Fiona Donohoe reads:
“As reported in media last week the preliminary findings of the autopsy are that Noah died as a result of drowning, and that he did not suffer a severe head injury.
“It is the family’s hope that the inquest will assist in answering the outstanding questions of how Noah was in a state of undress, and how he met his death in a storm drain.
“Once again the family is making an appeal to the public to desist from conspiracy theorising and speculation and instead assist with factual information. Every single small piece of information will assist in the recovery of the answers to these heart-breaking and painful questions.
“We specifically appeal to any householder in the Shore Road area who has CCTV in their homes to please keep the footage from the 21st June, not to over write it and please share it with the PSNI, RFJ or KRW Law. This will be treated in confidence.”