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Questions about Noah Donohoe's death might be answered in time... but nothing will ease the pain

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Floral tributes to Noah Donahoe at the gates of his school, St Malachy’s College in Belfast

Floral tributes to Noah Donahoe at the gates of his school, St Malachy’s College in Belfast

Floral tributes to Noah Donahoe at the gates of his school, St Malachy’s College in Belfast

Floral tributes to Noah Donahoe at the gates of his school, St Malachy’s College in Belfast

Floral tributes to Noah Donahoe at the gates of his school, St Malachy’s College in Belfast

Superintendent Muir Clark, a detective with over 30 years' experience, described it as one of the most unusual missing persons cases he had ever come across.

He clearly did not want to be standing outside a PSNI station on a cold, wet Saturday, delivering the news Noah's family had been dreading for almost a week.

If there was any comfort to be gleaned from his short but devastating announcement, it was the insistence that no foul play was involved.