Post-mortem shows Belfast teenager Noah Donohoe died by drowning

Post-mortem shows Belfast teenager Noah Donohoe died by drowning

BELFAST TEENAGER Noah Donohoe died as a result of drowning, a post-mortem examination has shown.

The 14-year-old schoolboy was reported missing on 21 June of this year, resulting a in a large-scale search being launched by the PSNI.

Noah's body was discovered in a storm drain six days later.

The search for the teenager led to a number of tip-offs from witnesses, including one who said they saw Noah fall from his bike and begin acting strangely, discarding his clothing before continuing up the road in North Belfast.

Police say they do not suspect there was any foul play involved in Noah's death, but questions remain as to what happened in his final moments.

Noah Donohoe went missing on 21 June, sparking large-scale searches from the PSNI and community volunteers

Andree Murphy, a spokesperson for the family and member of Relatives for Justice told BBC News NI that "the post-mortem raises more questions than answers".

According to The Irish News, on the day he disappeared Noah was travelling to Cave Hill country park to meet friends and work on a project for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, which is why his laptop was with him.

His laptop and phone was recovered by police several days before his body was found, but the family have not been told if the PSNI have examined the phone's GPS, which the family hope could reveal vital information on Noah's final moments.

Ms Murphy again appealed for anyone with information who has not previously come forward to do so as soon as possible.