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Dublin dig for missing Trevor Deely called off without a discovery

Excavation work began in Chapelizod in mid-August.

File Photo  Gun Found at Trevor Deely search site. End. Source: Garda Press

GARDAÍ HAVE COMPLETED their search of an area in Chapelizod for the remains of missing man Trevor Deely, but have not found anything that would assist them in locating Trevor.

In a statement, gardaí said: “Unfortunately nothing that furthers the search for Trevor was located during the search.”

The site remains closed to the public at the moment. Excavation work began there in mid-August.

Gardaí are still appealing for more information in relation to Trevor’s disappearance.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the incident room at Pearse Street Garda Station on 016669000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

original (3) A screenshot from the enhanced footage released by gardaí in April.

Trevor went missing after attending a Christmas party on 8 December 2000, and was last spotted on CCTV footage which showed him crossing Baggot Street Bridge and walking towards Haddington Road in the city centre.

A cold-case review was begun by gardaí in December, which included swathes of evidence being gathered and witnesses re-interviewed.

A fresh appeal was issued in April, with gardaí releasing digitally enhanced VHS footage taken on the night of Trevor’s disappearance.

Gardaí began a search at a site in Chapelizod. The three-acre woodland site is owned by South Dublin County Council and is situated behind the R112 road.

File Photo  Gun Found at Trevor Deely search site. End. Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Gardaí began the search on 12 August. A large area of the woodland was cleared with a team of gardaí searching the area. The area runs down by the River Liffey and remains closed off to the public.

Detective Inspector Paul Costello said that gardaí had begun the search as a result of new information they obtained. He said that this information was not related to the appeal in April.

“We’re at the very early stages of the search,” he said at the time. “As it develops we’ll keep an open mind about what we find and don’t find.

“We believe there are still people out there who have information that we need and we’d appreciate contact,” he said.

With reporting from Paul Hosford, Cormac Fitzgerald

Read: Tracing the last known steps of Trevor Deely

Read: Trevor Deely: How a missing person investigation changed course after 16 years

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