POLICE have ruled out that a recovered item of clothing belongs to missing Derry pensioner John Concannon.
The piece of clothing was found on Sunday during the latest in a series of foot searches by neighbours, friends, family and volunteers along the Derry/Donegal border.
It has since been examined by police forensics but unfortunately it has now been discounted as belonging to the 71-year-old.
The news has been a blow to his family, friends and neighbours who, despite extensive searches, have been unable to find any trace of John.
In an update on the Facebook page ‘Foot Search for John Concannon’, a message states:
“With the permission of a family member I have been asked to give an update to all the people that were out on the search on Sunday as you all know an item of clothing was found and taken away by the police to be examined to see if it was John’s.
“This has now been ruled out as NOT belonging to John.
“The family again have no leads as to where John is so they are back to the beginning again so keep them all in your prayers.
“I will keep you all updated on when the next search as soon as i know and again THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HELP OUT.”
Mr Concannon from Galliagh has been missing since November 10 after getting on the wrong bus in Derry.
He was suffering from dementia at the time and this may have resulted in him taking the wrong bus.
Extensive searches have been carried out along with a large leaflet drop but still no sign of him has confirmed.
Police suspect that John may have crossed the border into Donegal.Tags: