Victims of Derry tragedies to be laid to rest

Jordan McConomy (19) will be buried following Requiem Mass at 1pm today. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin
Seamus McKinney

The funerals of two young Derry people who died in separate tragic circumstances will take place in the city on Saturday.

There were emotional scenes on Thursday night as the body of Jordan McConomy (19) was returned to his family home in the Rossnagalliagh area. Mr McConomy died following what police have described as an “altercation” at William Street near Derry city centre last Sunday.

An 18-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident was later released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

His funeral will take place today following Requiem Mass at St Joseph's church, Galliagh at 1pm today.

The funeral will also take place this morning of tragic Derry toddler, Kayden McLaughlin-McGuinness. The three-year-old was found dead in bed on Sunday September 17. Following his death, police confirmed they were investigating the circumstances.

The Bogside home he shared with his mum, Erin McLaughlin and baby sister, Skyler was subsequently boarded up. A 23-year-old man arrested as part of the police investigation was later released on police bail.

The toddler's funeral will take place from Mary Street in Derry at 9.20am for Requiem Mass at St Columba's church, Long Tower at 10am

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