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Body of missing Mark Casey (19) found in Limerick

A large scale search – co-ordinated by gardaí and family members – had been taking place in the city since the Offaly teenager went missing eight days ago.

Image: Casey family

GARDAÍ IN LIMERICK searching for Offaly teenager Mark Casey have confirmed they’ve found the 19-year-old’s body. According to a statement from the force, the student’s body was located in the Rhebogue area this morning at around 11.30am.

A large scale search, co-ordinated by gardaí and family members, had been taking place in the city since the teenager went missing eight days ago.

The 19-year-old NUI Galway student, who is from Killeigh, Tullamore, Co Offaly, had last been seen in the early hours of last Friday morning, 7 March. He had travelled to the city for a friend’s birthday.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie yesterday, Mark’s cousin Damien Casey said that “hordes of volunteers” had been travelling from Offaly and Galway to take part in the search each day — before heading home again each evening.

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