Body recovered identified as Kieran McKeon

Kieran McKeon
Kieran McKeon

Police in Derry have confirmed that a body recovered from the River Foyle on Thursday evening is that of missing teenager Kieran McKeon.

In a statement police said: “Following a PM of the body, it has now been identified as that of 18 year old Kieran McKeon from the South of Ireland.”

Kieran’s family have thanked the PSNI, Foyle Search and Rescue and Irish Coastguard for all their assistance.

However they have appealed for privacy as they come to terms with their loss.

Kieran McKeon has been missing for two months.

The 18 year-old went missing along with fellow Dubliner Alexandra O’Brien (21), whose body was recovered from the river on Thursday, March 14.

It’s believed that Alexandra O’Brien and Kieran McKeon entered the water together from Foyle Bridge after travelling from Dublin and checking into a city centre hotel.

A heart-wrenching letter addressed to Alexandra, apparently written by her sister, was posted on a lamppost at Foyle Bridge days afterwards. The two-page letter, which was accompanied by flowers, was signed “big sis Cella”.

“I wanted to protect you, love you, be that big sister and comfort you. Now I will never get that chance and it breaks my heart. My hopes and dreams are shattered,” it read.