Reporting on a live blog the Daily Mirror has this from a local lady who is not named " "I don't know the family but this is a close-knit area and word spreads like wildfire. “I just can't believe it, it's so sad. I feel terrible for them. I heard screams and cries coming from the house which must be when they were told. "People have been writing things on Facebook like 'Rest in Peace’. “Apparently he had been seen climbing around in the area near the church yard. "I often see him playing about on the street." Another lady in the area said: "I can't imagine what the family must be going through. It's just unbelievable"."
Formal identification of the body is still to take place but police are certain it is that of Conley. He had managed to access the building site on his way home Sunday. Police had checked the building site access Sunday as they searched for the missing boy but it looked secure.
The body was found in a vertical plastic pipe; Conley appears to have slipped into that pipe due to wet weather.
His grandmother Deborah Fraser speaking to the mainstream media said Monday the family were "shell-shocked" by his death. "You know it was raining, he slipped and went straight down. I hate to think what his little mind was going through. "We know that he's got through a small hole in top of the construction site, and because it's been wet he's slid down and gone into a vertical pipe.” It's not even sunken in now that he's gone. I'm stood next to the place where he died and I'm thinking 'what the hell were you doing, Conley, in a place like this?' "His brain must have been all over the place trying to get out."
She appeared relatively calm on TV news channels but shock does that.
The family face a long road ahead - Thoughts with them at this terrible time.
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