The author is a QUB Political Science honors graduate, a qualified PTLLS tutor, a political analyst, and has written on a variety of issues
Young Noah Donohoe was last seen alive at 6.11pm on the 21st June 2020
What is known is that young Noah left his South Belfast home on the 21st June 2021, a sunny Father's Day evening to meet with school friends to engage in a study project at the Cavehill Country Park.
Noah was last seen alive at 6.11 pm that evening. Little did Noah's loving mother or his myriad of friends and family realize that according to the police narrative consisting of a series of sketchy 'reported' sightings, effectively the young teenager seemingly vanished until tragically his body was discovered on 9.45 am on June 27th, 2020, in an obscure storm drain far from friends or family.
The unexplained death of a child is every parent's nightmare which has been compounded by the lack of information that has been released publicly and arguably the less than transparent manner in which the RUC/PSNI have conducted their investigation.
The entrance to the storm drain where Noah Donahoe's lifeless young body was eventually discovered
Someone Has Answers...
A lot has been written about the highly suspicious death of young Noah in an area that he reportedly would have been very unfamiliar with. Noah's Mother, family, and their legal representative have made several pleas for information asking for the help of the general public.
At a preliminary hearing of the inquest on the 18th January 2021, it emerged that young Noah may have been assaulted as he made his way along the route of his journey. Niall Murphy the Donohoe family solicitor stated,
"We are aware of the line of enquiry which requires further investigation, in respect of statements received by police that Noah was assaulted as he cycled through the city centre. We appeal for anyone with knowledge of this event to immediately attend with police to make a statement in relation to this.
We have reason to believe that there is a particular and specific knowledge of this assault in the homeless community and with those struggling with addiction issues, both in the city centre and also from people who were residents at Queens Quarter housing association in University Street, specifically people resident there in June. The court will be aware that Noah lived metres away from Queens Quarter on the day he went missing."
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More Questions Than Answers...
As stated earlier, there has been much speculation online regarding the disappearance and tragic death of young Noah Donohoe. What is known for definite, is that an intelligent, much-loved child seemingly dropped off the face of the planet on the 21st June 2020 only to be found dead six days later in a storm drain in an area of the city that would have been anthropologically strange to him.
What is without a doubt is that Noah's Mother has not received anything resembling qualitative answers regarding her son's death. Similarly, someone knows exactly what happened to young Noah, but has yet seen fit to help a grieving Mother perhaps begin to attempt to come to terms with any parents' nightmare.
The Donohoe family have constantly appealed for some of the more unsubstantiated rumors that that appeared on the various social media to cease as they have become counterproductive to the investigation into Noah's death. Understandably, given the time of year and the fact that Noah was a mixed-race child who attended a Catholic Grammar school, conspiracies of a sectarian nature have been prominent.
© 2021 Liam A Ryan