Northern Ireland

Chloe Mitchell: Large screen to broadcast 21-year-old's funeral

A murder investigation was launched after human remains were found in the search for Chloe Mitchell (Family handout/PA)
A murder investigation was launched after human remains were found in the search for Chloe Mitchell (Family handout/PA) A murder investigation was launched after human remains were found in the search for Chloe Mitchell (Family handout/PA)

A funeral service for 21-year-old Chloe Mitchell will be broadcast over a large screen in Ballymena on Thursday.

Details of the service were confirmed following the formal identification of her remains on Monday afternoon, more than two weeks after they were found in the Co Antrim town.

A large-scale search for the 21-year-old was launched in her home town of Ballymena earlier this month after she disappeared.

The funeral will be held in her Ballymena home at noon on Thursday, which will be livestreamed on Facebook and on a large screen in King George Harryville Park.

Alan Francey Funeral Services said Ms Mitchell would be "lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle".

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As part of the investigation, the PSNI examined a number of scenes around the town.

It emerged last week that a post-mortem examination had been completed.

Ms Mitchell was last seen on CCTV in the early hours of Saturday June 3 in Ballymena town centre.

Suspected human remains were recovered on June 11. 

Brandon John Rainey (26) from James Street in Ballymena, has appeared in court charged with Ms Mitchell's murder while Ryan Johnston Gordon (34) from Nursery Close, Ballymena, is accused of assisting an offender.

Vigils to remember Ms Mitchell have been held in Ballymena and Belfast.

Police have previously confirmed that a post mortem examination on human remains had concluded and that the "identification process is still ongoing".

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Millar said: “The identification process on human remains found in Ballymena on Sunday June 11 has now concluded and have been confirmed as those of Chloe Mitchell.”

Philip Mitchell speaks at a vigil in King George’s Park, Ballymena, to mark the death of his sister Chloe (Liam McBurney/PA)
Philip Mitchell speaks at a vigil in King George’s Park, Ballymena, to mark the death of his sister Chloe (Liam McBurney/PA) Philip Mitchell speaks at a vigil in King George’s Park, Ballymena, to mark the death of his sister Chloe (Liam McBurney/PA)
Floral tributes at King George’s Park in Harryville, Ballymena, in remembrance of Chloe Mitchell (Liam McBurney/PA)
Floral tributes at King George’s Park in Harryville, Ballymena, in remembrance of Chloe Mitchell (Liam McBurney/PA) Floral tributes at King George’s Park in Harryville, Ballymena, in remembrance of Chloe Mitchell (Liam McBurney/PA)