Body found in Meath bog identified as Gerard Daly, missing since 2011

The shell of a burnt out car was also found at the scene.

GARDAÍ HAVE CONFIRMED that the body found in a bog in Meath is that of Cavan man Gerard Daly who went missing in 2011.

The man’s remains were discovered as excavation work was carried out at Oristown Bog near Kells on Thursday.

The burnt-out shell of a car which was reported stolen in Kells in 2003 was also found at the scene.

Daly had last been seen by his partner at his home in Bailiborough, Co Cavan, on the evening of June 26, 2011.

His sister Belinda told in 2012 that his family feared the worst.

We believe at this point that he has come to an unsavoury end. We’re looking to have him brought home so we can bury him.

Last year, a man in his 50s was arrested in Co Monaghan and questioned in connection with Daly’s disappearance. He was later released without charge.

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Daly’s body was found less than 30km from his home in Bailieborough.

State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy carried out a post-mortem examination on his remains at our Lady’s Hospital in Navan yesterday. However, gardaí said they will not be releasing details of the examination at this stage for operational reasons.

- With additional reporting by Michelle Hennessy.

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