Jack Doyle Dead: Tributes Paid To Murdered Teenager

Tributes Paid To Murdered Teenager - Whose Aunt Was Also Killed 25 Year Ago

The family of a murdered teenager have said they are devastated by his death, describing him as "a happy go lucky sort of boy" who "didn't have a bad bone in his body".

Police launched a murder inquiry after the body of Jack Doyle, 17, was discovered behind houses in Greenock, Inverclyde, at about 9.45am on Tuesday.

It emerged he was the nephew of 16-year-old Elaine Doyle, who was killed by an unknown attacker on her way home from a disco in June 1986. Police said there is nothing to suggest a link between the two deaths.

His family have released a statement which said: "Jack was a happy go lucky sort of boy. Really quiet and kept himself to himself.

"He was always around his brothers and sisters and doted on his nephews. He was so loving and didn't have a bad bone in his body. He would rather stay in with family or friends, than go out. You couldn't meet a more genuine boy.

"He will always be loved and missed by his family and friends. His mum, dad and brothers and sisters are devastated that this has happened in such a cruel way to such a lovely boy."

The teenager's body was discovered at the rear of houses on Hope Street, near Antigua Street, less than two miles from the spot where his aunt's body was discovered more than 25 years ago.

Officers said the death of the 17-year-old, from Greenock, was being treated as murder after a post-mortem examination was carried out.

Detective Chief Inspector Duncan Sloan, who is heading the investigation, said: "Officers have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries and are checking CCTV from the area. These inquiries have told us that there was a report of a disturbance and blood found in a close in Antigua Street earlier in the morning near to where Jack's body was found.

"We know that Jack was in the Orangefield area of Greenock around 10pm on Monday and what we need to do is establish his movements between then and when his body was found."


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