Saturday 18 August 2018

Impassioned plea

At heartbreaking funeral of teenager, priest calls for information

Olivia Ryan

An impassioned plea was made at the funeral of DkIT student Cameron Joseph Reilly, for anyone with information on how the teenager died to come forward.

During the heartbreaking mass of farewell to the tragic young teenager, which took place yesterday (Monday) parish priest Fr. Michael Murtagh said that if anyone knows anything, 'to please, please come forward with what you know'.

'I would ask you to talk to each other, and if there is even the remotest piece of information that may help, please tell the gardai, to anyone that you trust, or even to the confidential line.'

He added that even though 'the worst has happened,' a situation like this sometimes brings out the best of human nature.

He appealed directly to young people, saying 'Examine the direction your lives are going, and the kind of people you want to be and what you are turning out to be.'

Speaking on behalf of the family, Tara Buckley said: 'Everyone who knew him, knew a quiet, young man with a real attachment to his family, and that makes the circumstances of his death so strange. We should remember Cameron for the vibrant and loving man he was, and not the circumstances that bring us here today.'

Meanwhile, extra personnel have been drafted in as part of the murder investigation. Soldiers from the Defence Forces have joined the search for the teen's iphone which has not been seen since his death.

The civil defence and coastguard have also assisted in the search, and a local reservoir has been drained as part of ongoing efforts to find the missing phone.

The Argus