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Author Kerri ni Dochartaigh relives harrowing unresolved killing of teenage friend in unflinching new memoir


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Kerri ni Dochartaigh still thinks of the young man who walked her home one night more than 20 years ago

Kerri ni Dochartaigh still thinks of the young man who walked her home one night more than 20 years ago

Kerri ni Dochartaigh still thinks of the young man who walked her home one night more than 20 years ago

One of Northern Ireland's most haunting and unsolved murders is relived in harrowing detail in a powerful new memoir by a friend of the victim.

Kerri ni Dochartaigh reveals how Jonathan Cairns (18) was killed less than an hour after she had said goodbye to him - and also tells of the enduring heartbreak his untimely loss brought to all who loved him.

The teenager was attacked in the early hours of April 25, 1999, while on his way home from a night out in Ballykelly. The next day his body was found in a shallow grave in nearby Loughermore Forest. A man was jailed for helping to dispose of Jonathan's body but no one has ever been convicted of his murder.


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