4 January 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Police Service of Northern Ireland confirmed yesterday that they have launched a murder inquiry into the death of a 19-year-old Co Monaghan man believed to have been assaulted twice in Omagh on New Year’s Eve.
Jason McGovern from Tydavnet was found dead around midday on Monday at the home of a friend in the North Monaghan village of Emyvale.
The results of a post mortem carried out by the State Pathologist at Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan showed that Mr McGovern died from head injuries.
The college student had been socialising in Omagh, Co Tyrone, where he is reported to have been the victim of two separate assaults.
The PSNI are investigating reports that the late Mr McGovern was punched at a pub on John Street in Omagh around midnight on Sunday, and that he was also subject to an assault outside a night club in the Kevlin Road area two hours later while he was waiting for a taxi.
He made his way back to the house in Emyvale where he was staying with a friend, but was found dead there some time around noon on Monday.
Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, Detective Chief Inspector Ricky Harkness said they were looking for a number of men in connection with the matter, including a male of stocky build with ginger or blond-coloured hair.
“The PSNI would urge this male to contact them in Omagh to assist with their enquiries,” the Det-Chief Inspector stated.
He appealed to anyone who might have witnessed the alleged assaults to contact the police, and confirmed that CCTV footage was being examined as part of the investigations.
Det-Chief Inspector Harkness said that a motive had not yet …

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