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Brother of missing man John Conconnan believes human remains discovered in Derry is that of sibling

By Claire Williamson

The brother of a missing man has said he believes human remains found on the outskirts of Londonderry are those of his sibling John Concannon.

Police were alerted to the discovery on the Lenamore Road area on Saturday afternoon by a member of the public.

An identification procedure will be carried out after the remains are recovered.

John Concannon has not been seen in over a year and was last seen getting off a bus - but not the usual one he took.

The 72-year-old, who suffered from dementia, disappeared from his home in the Galliagh area in November 2015.

His brother Leon Concheanainn told the Derry Journal that they spent most of Saturday at the site of the discovery.

“There was a checked shirt and he had been wearing a checked shirt when he went missing

“We’re not sure, for definite."

He added: "He was found almost exactly on the border.

“He was about 800 yards up from the bus stop. They found him down in a wee stream.

“We’d like to thank everybody who helped with all the searches. It’s been such a long time. I’m actually delighted he’s been found and hopefully it will give the whole family a bit of closure."

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