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Two bodies found in search for missing Dublin men

Eoin O’Connor and Anthony Keegan from Coolock in Dublin were last seen more than one month ago. Two bodies were found in Meath this afternoon.

Undated images of Anthony Keegan and Eoin O'Connor
Undated images of Anthony Keegan and Eoin O'Connor
Image: Garda Press Office

TWO BODIES HAVE been found in the search for two Dublin men who had been missing for more than a month.

The bodies were found at 4.30pm today on a small island in Louth Sheelin, a lake on the border between Cavan and Meath. The bodies are believed to be those of the two missing men but the degradation of the bodies has made it impossible to make a positive identification at present.

The scene has been sealed off for a forensic and technical examination and the State Pathologist has been notified.

Gardaí had been searching for two missing Dublin men for more than four weeks.

Eoin O’Connor and Anthony Keegan from Coolock in Dublin were last seen on 22 April. A major search operation got underway after their families raised concerns about their safety.

The car in which they were believed to be travelling was discovered beside a lake in Westmeath four days after they went missing.

Reports at the time suggested that the men’s disappearance may have been connected to a major crime gang and the recovery of a drug debt.

This evening, gardaí appealed for anyone with information – particularly those from the boating community on Lough Sheelin or anyone who may have been on the Lough between 22 April and 26 May – to contact Kells Garda Station on 0469280820, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.

- With additional reporting by Michelle Hennessy.

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