Family in new appeal over teenager’s Derry death

Jordan McConomy.Jordan McConomy.
Jordan McConomy.
The family of a teenager killed in what police described as an “altercation” in Derry city centre three years ago have launched a new campaign to gather evidence about his death.

Jordan McConomy (19), from Rossnagalliagh, died following an incident at William Street in September 2017.

The teenager, who had been training to become a joiner, was on a night out when he was killed.

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Police arrested a man on suspicion of involvement in the incident which led to Mr McConomy’s death. However, the Public Prosecution Service decided there was not enough evidence to prosecute.

On Thursday, a billboard appealing for information about the teenager’s death is to be unveiled at Free Derry Corner.

Jordan’s mum, Andrena, says she remains determined to secure justice for her son.

“Since Jordan died, life has been awful for his whole family,” she said. “It’s no exaggeration to say it’s been a living nightmare.

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“We just want anyone with any information about his death - particularly anyone who was there that night - to come forward and make a statement.”

Mrs McConomy said her son’s death had left a “massive gap” in her family.

“Jordan’s brother, Paul, who, at the time of his death, was trying to make a new life for himself in Australia, came home and is still trying to come to terms with everything. His wee sister, Zara, doesn’t know what to think.”

Mrs McConomy says she wants people to “do the right thing” and come forward with any information relating to her son’s death.

“I simply want justice for my son,” she said.

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