Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Dead man 'may have been a tourist'

POLICE trying to establish the identity of a man whose body was found in Newry said today they believe he may have been a tourist.

POLICE trying to establish the identity of a man whose body was found in Newry said today they believe he may have been a tourist.

The body was found in the Hilltown Road area of the border town yesterday. A crime is not suspected.

Detectives believe the man had been staying in Galway last Thursday and had then travelled north on the Dublin to Belfast train.

He was carrying a dark green Jansport rucksack with tan trimmings and had a Claddagh ring in a box in one of his pockets.

The man, who is believed to be around 30- years-old is between five feet ten and six feet tall, has brown eyes and is of slim build.

He is also described as having medium length, slightly greying light brown hair.

The dead man was wearing a white t-shirt, black jeans, olive green socks and black sandals.

Detectives investigating the man's death today urged anyone who may have seen him on the Dublin to Belfast train, or in Newry, to contact them on Newry (01695) 65500.

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