Family's "unimaginable pain" following tragic Jordan's death

Jordan McConomy died at Altnagelvin hospital
Seamus McKinney

A BROTHER of Derry teenager Jordan McConomy says his family is going through unimaginable pain following his death.

The 19 year-old died following what police have described as an “altercation” at William Street close to Derry city centre early on Sunday morning.

Paul McConomy said the phone call from his mother telling him that his “wee brother” had died came as a huge shock.

Mr McConomy, who lives in Australia, said: “The pain that our family is going through in unimaginable. It’s something that you never expect to happen to you.

“The voice in my head just keeps repeating over and over ‘it’s not Jordan it can’t be, not my wee brother’ but it is and there’s nothing I could have done for him.”

In a post on social media, Mr McConomy said his brother was a “true gentleman” who would have done anything for his family and friends.

“He was taken away from us far too young, he had his full life ahead of him and was doing so well for himself. I couldn’t be any more proud of him and what he’s achieved for himself in such a short life.

“I’m glad to say that every time we were with each other I never had a dull moment with the big gack (sic), always winding each other up and having a laugh with each other.”

The Derry man said his heart was breaking but he was grateful to friends who had helped and supported his family.

Mr McConomy said: “I love you so much Jordan and there won’t be a minute of my life goes by that I won’t be thinking about you.”

An 18 year old man meanwhile, who was arrested by police investigating the death, has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

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