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Timeline of Noah Donohoe's disappearance

Fiona Donohoe (centre), at the funeral of her only son 14-year-old Noah Donohoe. Picture by Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Sunday June 21: Noah Donohoe leaves his home in south Belfast at around 5.30pm to meet friends at Cave Hill County Park. The 14-year-old, who is on a black Apollo bike, fails to show up and the alarm is raised

Monday June 22: Members of Noah's family continue to search for him along with police and specialist search teams

Tuesday June 23: Hundreds of volunteers join in the search for Noah. Police say just before 6pm a boy matching his description was seen falling off his bike in the North Queen Street area. He is later seen in the Northwood area on the city where according to police he was seen cycling naked.

Wednesday June 24: Noah's distraught mother Fiona and two aunts appear at a press conference in Musgrave Street police station. Superintendent Muir Clark tells the media that officers had so far recovered Noah's bicycle, helmet, trainers and mobile phone.

READ MORE: Schoolboy Noah Donohoe died by drowning, postmortem shows

Thursday June 25: Noah's backpack containing his laptop is recovered, Superintendent Muir Clark said that Noah's rucksack was found after a call from a member of the public

A 26 year old aged man is arrested after a video mocking Noah's family is posted online

Noah Donohoe was a year 10 pupil at St Malachy's College in Belfast

Friday June 26: Superintendent Muir Clark says the search for Noah is still a missing person inquiry. The First and Deputy First send their thoughts to the family. Specialist teams continue to search close to where Noah was last seen alive

Saturday June 26: At 9.45am the body of Noah Donohoe was found in a storm drain in north Belfast. Specialist officers had been searching the 1km stretch of drain since the teenager disappeared. Supt Muir Clark said he did not believe there was any foul play

Sunday June 27: Noah's family release a statement thanking people for their support saying he shared a special bond with his mother Fiona "They were each other's world". Member of the public hold vigils and balloons are released in his memory

Wednesday June 30: Funeral of Noah Donohoe takes place. People line the route from St Patrick's Church in Donegall Street to St Malachy's College where Noah was a Year 10 pupil

Monday July 6: Family release a statement saying "public speculation and theory" was not helpful but asking anyone with information to pass it to either the PSNI or Relatives for Justice.

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