Gardaí are speaking to friends of murdered Cameron Reilly as they search for his missing iPhone.

Police in Co. Louth is investigating whether Cameron Reilly, whose body was found on Saturday in a field near Dunleer, Co. Louth, may have been murdered by somebody known to him. The student is believed to have spent the hours before his death with as many as 20 other young men and women in the local area before dying in “violent circumstances.”

The body of the 18-year-old was discovered on Saturday morning and Gardaí are currently speaking to his friends while they search for the teen’s missing phone.

"At this stage, it appears that a row occurred which led to his death, but the motive has not yet been established,” a source told Independent.ie.

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"Gardaí believe a number of people may have been present when Cameron was murdered and would urge them to come forward.”

While the cause of death has not been released, it is reported that Reilly was strangled.

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The Gardaí is calling on those who may have been in the area to come forward and are also asking locals to check their trash for Reilly’s phone which was not found with his body.

"We would ask home and business owners in Dunleer to check their property, including wheelie bins and waste skips,” Gardaí said.  

“We would also ask anyone offered a phone for sale as described to contact us."

H/T: Irish Independent

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