Death of Connall Kerrigan: Police say no crime committed

Conall Kerrigan
Conall Kerrigan

The PSNI in Derry have said they do not believe a crime was committed in the death of a 25-year-old Claudy man whose body was found in Derry city centre.

The remains of Connall Kerrigan were located on Monday morning.

A police statement said: “A post-mortem examination was carried out this morning, Tuesday August 25. While we await the results of some tests, we do not at this stage believe Conall’s death was the result of a crime.

“We do, however, want to establish as fully as possible Conall’s final movements.”

Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said: “We know that he was in the Metro Bar and left there and was seen on the city walls. From an extensive trawl of CCTV footage, we know that a number of people saw him and spoke to him. At one stage, Conall left the walls and went down into Foyle Street.

“The last confirmed sighting we currently have is of Conall returning to the walls via the steps near the library at about 2.45am on Sunday.”

However police have also said that the location at which Connall was found is not covered by CCTV and that the post-mortem examination has not established a conclusive time of death.

The PSNI statement continued: “Our renewed appeal is to anyone who was on the walls or in Foyle Street in the early hours of Sunday. If you saw him; if you spoke to him, please call the detectives at Strand Road station on the 101 non-emergency number.

“We are also investigating the possibility that sometime before his death, Conall’s wallet was stolen from him. No wallet was found in his possession, however, after extensive searches it was recovered by police.

“As part of our appeal, we would like to hear from anyone who was in the city centre generally on Sunday morning and knows or has heard of attempts to steal wallets from other people.”

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