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Funeral for Co Tyrone teenager found dead in house in Sion Mills

Michael McComb (19) was found dead

A TEENAGER whose body was found in a house in Co Tyrone on Sunday evening has been described as a young man "who loved life".

The body of 19-year-old Michael McComb was found at a property at New Street in Sion Mills.

The PSNI said that following a post mortem examination the death is not being treated as suspicious.

The teenager has been described by village youth worker Andy Patton as a “real live wire".

Mr Patton said: “I have known Michael for around 10 years and I can say I was devastated to hear he had passed away.

“Michael was a popular young man among his peers and his many, many friends in Sion Mills have been left shocked and broken-hearted.

“He has taken part in a number of different youth projects with me and was a lovable rogue.

“Michael loved life, he was a real live wire.”

The youth worker told the Belfast Telegraph: “The first time I met Michael was shortly after he moved into the village around 10 years ago.

“I had a lot of time for Michael. I was with him at different times and enjoyed his company."

A service for Mr McComb will take place today in James McMullan and Son funeral home, with interment in Ballymoney Cemetery.

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