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file with dpp Woman arrested as part of Willie Maughan and Anastasija Varslavane murder probe released without charge

The young man and his pregnant girlfriend disappeared in 2015 and it's feared they were murdered

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Willie Maughan and Ana Varslavane

Willie Maughan and Ana Varslavane

Willie Maughan and Ana Varslavane

A woman in her 30s, arrested yesterday morning, Saturday 30th January 2021, in relation to the disappearance and murder of William Maughan and Anastasija Varslavanne has been released without charge.

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Meanwhile, the father of a man murdered and disappeared along with his girlfriend, has renewed his appeal for information as gardaí released a woman questioned yesterday.

William Maughan and Anastasija Varslavane are missing and believed murdered since their disappearance in 2015.

The couple are suspected to have been killed by members of criminal gang after they were last in Gormanstown, north County Dublin in April, 2015.

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Willie Maughan and Anastasija Varslavane were last seen on April 14 2015 (Garda/PA)

Willie Maughan and Anastasija Varslavane were last seen on April 14 2015 (Garda/PA)

Willie Maughan and Anastasija Varslavane were last seen on April 14 2015 (Garda/PA)

One man was arrested last April and in July a further three were arrested and released without charge by the investigation team.

Father of the missing man Joe Maughan has campaigned to have William and Anna’s killers brought to justice.

He also renewed his appeal for anyone who has information about their disappearance to come forward and end his family’s ordeal.

“On behalf of me and my family, look at your own kids and say that could be my child that’s missing and I want help,” he told the Sunday World.

“I’m asking people out there, look into their hearts, give us closure that we can give the two of them a Christian burial. Please, I’ll pray for you to come forward and say the right thing to the guards.”

“Say it to somebody and point out where they are and our prayers will be with you for the rest of our lives.”

Gardaí say their investigations are ongoing.

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