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Was 'known criminal' behind disappearance of Trevor Deely?

Was 'known criminal' behind disappearance of Trevor Deely?

As searches continue in Chapelizod today by gardai investigating the Trevor Deely case it is now emerging that a known criminal may be behind the missing man’s disappearance.

A search of three acres of woodland in Chapelizod began yesterday after detectives received new information.

Gardaí are also examining intelligence that suggests that Mr Deely, who vanished on his way home from an office party in the early hours of December 8th, 2000, was killed by a criminal well known to the Garda.

That man, and others close to him, were involved in the drugs trade and other serious crime.

They were also known to have been active in the area of south inner city Dublin where Mr Deely was last seen alive.

Mr Deely, who was 22 and working as an employee of Bank of Ireland when he vanished, was not known to the people gardaí suspect killed him and concealed his body.

Detectives are hoping the search, the most significant since the 22-year-old's disappearance, will lead to a breakthrough in the investigation with the possible discovery of a body.

A garda dog unit is assisting in the search which is being guided by a forensic archaeologist.