Ireland Priest at funeral of murdered Cameron Reilly calls on local youths to 'reflect' on events

17:00  04 june  2018
17:00  04 june  2018 Source:   independent.ie

Gardaí believe Cameron (18) strangled in front of youths

  Gardaí believe Cameron (18) strangled in front of youths Gardaí are investigating if a young person known to Cameron Reilly murdered the teenager in front of a number of youths. The body of the 18-year-old was found in a field near Dunleer, Co Louth, at around 8.30am on Saturday.The teenager had been socialising with up to 20 young males and females in the field near the Rivervale area in the hours before his murder.A senior source last night said gardaí were appealing for the people who were with Cameron before his murder to come forward."At this stage, it appears that a row occurred which led to his death, but the motive has not yet been established.

Priest at funeral of murdered Cameron Reilly calls on local youths to 'reflect' on events © Independent.ie Priest at funeral of murdered Cameron Reilly calls on local youths to 'reflect' on events Mourners at the funeral mass for murdered teenager Cameron Reilly (18) heard an appeal from the altar for anyone with information on what happened to him to come forward.

After his homily Fr Michael Murtagh said that ‘even at this late stage’ he wanted to say ‘to anybody who knows anything to please please come forward.

"Talk to each other and please if anything, even the remotest piece of information that may help, I’d ask you please to come forward."

Over a thousand mourners attended the funeral in Dunleer County Louth this morning.

Gardaí probe teenage girl's link to Cameron's murder

  Gardaí probe teenage girl's link to Cameron's murder Gardaí are investigating if a teenage girl was involved in the murder of Cameron Reilly, it has emerged. The 18-year-old student was found strangled and beaten in a field in Dunleer, Co Louth, at the weekend.His remains were found at 8.30am on Saturday, but gardaí believe he was murdered hours earlier.A group of up to 20 male and female teenagers had been drinking and socialising in the area the day before his remains were found. It's believed that only a small number of people were present when the murder happened.

The young mans body was found in a field in Dunleer just over a week ago. In his homily Fr Murtagh said ‘News of Cameron’s death left Dunleer in deep dismay. People wondering out loud how he should have succumbed to 'such a cruel twist of fate'.

"The old, it is said, go to their death. Death comes to the young. It seldom comes as shockingly, as cruelly or as poignantly as it has to Cameron."

He said Dunleer was left weeping and he appealed to young people and to the adults in their lives.

He said "Cameron’s death raises some difficult questions and I do not want to avoid them today. I ask and appeal to our young people today to reflect thoughtfully on what has happened and to learn lessons from it.

"I ask those who are privileged to be parents to listen and to learn as well. I challenge our young people to examine the patterns of their lives and the direction in which their lives are going. I ask them to reflect on the kind of people they are turning out to be."

As his remains left the funeral home for the short journey to St Brigids Church, guards of honour were formed by local sporting clubs.

Students from Scoil Ui Mhuiri where he did his Leaving Cert this time last year, stood silently as his coffin was brought into the church.

His lecturers and fellow students from Dundalk Institute of Technology were among the mourners. He will be laid to rest in Mullary cemetery.

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Crowds line up to pay respect to tragic Cameron as Army joins evidence search .
Crowds of heartbroken friends and loved ones paid their respects to tragic Cameron Reilly this weekend in his community of Dunleer, Co Louth.Local parish priest Fr Michael Murtagh held a prayer ceremony for the young man in the run up to his funeral, which will take place in Saint Brigid's Church, Dunleer, later today.

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