A teen has been arrested in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Cameron Reilly who was found beaten and strangled in a Co. Louth field in May.

Gardaí (Irish police) have made an arrest in connection with the tragic murder of 18-year-old student Cameron Reilly, after battling through a “wall of silence” put up by local young people who they believe may have witnessed the murder.

Reilly’s body was discovered in a field outside Dunleer, Co. Louth, by a man walking his dog on the morning of Saturday, May 26, and a post-mortem revealed he had been strangled to death.

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Gardaí believe there is a possibility that he was killed in a “jealous rage” but were faced with a “wall of silence” from young people who may have been in the field at the time of his death, interviewing over 100 people so far in the investigation.

The teenager was believed to have been socializing in the field where his body was found on the night of Friday, May 25, with as many as 20 other young men and women aged between 15 and 24. It is thought the popular teenager may have been targeted because of his relationship with a young woman and that drugs were being taken by the group the night of the murder.

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NEWS: Gardaí are appealing for locals to look out for Cameron Reilly’s phone. It’s an Apple iPhone 8 Plus with a phone cover like shown pic.twitter.com/hyCvQWp9eJ

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The arrested teen is being held in Drogheda Garda Station and is due to appear before Drogheda District Court on Friday morning.

Murdered teen Cameron Reilly.