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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C
ongoing investigation

New appeal into murder of man whose partial remains were found in skip two years ago

Over 600 lines of investigation have been carried out to establish how, where, when and why Mark Burke died.

GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED a fresh witness appeal into the murder of Mark Burke who was found at a recycling plant two years ago.

His partial remains were discovered at Thornton’s Recycling Plant, Killeen Road on 31 July 2014.

Following a garda appeal on Crimecall on 22 September 2014, the 36-year-old was reporting missing by his father Noel on 11 November.

Mark was subsequently identified through DNA profiling. He had been living at Bentley House, Dun Laoghaire up to a short while before his death.

Gardaí have established that the last confirmed sighting of Mark was on Corrig Avenue, Dun Laoghaire close to the District Court House on Monday 28 July 2014 at 2.30pm.

As far as Gardaí have been able to establish, Mark was homeless at the time of his death.

Over 600 lines of investigation have been carried out to establish how, where, when and why Mark died. Gardai say the investigation is ongoing.

The garda appeal is now focused on the Dun Laoghaire area as this was Mark’s last confirmed sighting, and the area where he was best known.

Mark was a local man who was born in and lived his life in the Sandyford, Stillorgan and Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown areas.

There is a period of up to 80 hours for which Mark’s movements are unknown. Investigating gardaí now wish to establish Mark’s movements during this period of time. Mark was known to frequent the Dundrum and Dun Laoghaire areas.

Gardaí are appealing to all persons who knew Mark, who may have been in Mark’s company, saw or spoke to Mark, between 2.30pm on 28 July and 31 July 2014 to contact them at Ballyfermot Garda Station 6667200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Gardaí are also appealing to all persons who have any information, no matter what it is, in relation to the last movements of Mark, particularly whose company he may have been in during this period, and anything that may assist the investigation in determining how Mark came to his death.

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