Police have mentioned a attainable hyperlink to medication is “certainly one of our traces of enquiry” after the dying of a teenage lady in County Armagh.
The 15-year-old died in hospital after being taken unconscious from woodland beside Corcrain property in Portadown at about 18:00 BST on Saturday.
She was a pupil at Craigavon Senior Excessive Faculty.
On Sunday, police searched components of the woodland, with a few of the officers carrying proof luggage.
Others used scrub clearing tools to assist scythe by means of waste-high weeds and nettles.
Teams of younger individuals have been gathering on the scene, some clearly distressed and a few laying flowers.
“At this early stage of the investigation, certainly one of our traces of enquiry is a attainable hyperlink to medication,” Ch Insp Joe McMinn mentioned.
“A put up mortem examination will likely be carried out to find out the precise reason behind dying.
“There have been numerous younger individuals within the Corcrain space when police arrived and we’re interesting to anybody who was in that space yesterday and who has any info which may assist us with our enquiries to contact police.”
Hilary Woods, Craigavon Excessive Faculty’s assistant principal, mentioned the circumstances of the dying are usually not identified and an investigation is presently ongoing.
She mentioned it was a tragic loss for the household and “to our college neighborhood”.
“The college has applied a plan which can give pupils the chance to speak by means of their ideas and emotions with educated employees from the Training Authority important incident response group,” she added.
“A letter will likely be despatched by the varsity to oldsters, informing them of this tragic incident and offering info on the assist companies obtainable by means of the varsity.
“On condition that GCSE examinations are persevering with, we are going to endeavour to maintain the varsity working as usually as attainable underneath the circumstances.
“Our ideas and prayers are with the pupil’s household and mates at this very unhappy time.”