THE MOTHER of a teenager whose body was found in a field has paid tribute to her ‘beautiful son’.
The body was today named as that of 18-year-old Cameron Reilly.
His remains were found in a field near the Ardee Road in Dunleer on Saturday morning.
Following a post mortem examination, gardaí are treating his death as murder.
Tributes were paid to Cameron on the Dunleer Parish Facebook page, including from his mother, Tracy Glass.
“Ours hearts are broken in a million pieces,” she wrote. “Xxx my beautiful son love u to the moon and back xxx”
The parish has revealed that St Brigid's Church on Old Chapel Lane will host a candlelit vigil tomorrow night.
It will take place at 8pm and provide an opportunity for parishioners to share their grief and show solidarity with Cameron and his family.
Scoil Uí Mhuirí in Dunleer also posted a tribute to Cameron.
They posted: “Scoil Uí Mhuirí staff would like to offer their sincere sympathies to the family of the late Cameron Reilly (RIP) who tragically passed away this weekend.”
Gardaí believe Cameron died in violent circumstances and an investigation of the scene is ongoing.
In a statement they said: “Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene at approximately 8.45am yesterday morning.
“The man was pronounced dead a short time later.
“The body of the man was removed later to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.”
An incident room has been set up at Drogheda garda station.
Investigators particularly want to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Shamrock Hill, Dunleer, between 4pm on Friday and 8.30am on Saturday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Drogheda garda station on 041 9874200 or the garda confidential line 1800 666 111.