Gardaí take to social media for help to identify body found in 2014


Gardaí have used social media to appeal to the public to help them identify a body which was found in September 2014 in Barna.

In a Facebook post this morning, Gardaí posted pictures of the man (with facial reconstruction) and his belongings, and gave a detailed description.

“Gardaí at Salthill are appealing for your assistance in identifying the body of a man found in Rusheen Bay Woods, Barna, Co. Galway on the 27th September 2014.

“Rusheen Bay is a coastal area adjoining Galway Bay on the West Coast of Ireland. Gardaí are nottreating the death as suspicious.

“The movements of the deceased prior to his discovery are unknown to Gardaí. However, the deceased may have travelled within Ireland and may have stayed in rented accommodation, B&B’s, Hotels, Hostels etc. He may have left personal belongings behind him in his temporary accommodation,” the Facebook post read.

They gave the following is a description of the deceased: male, approximately 43 – 48 years’ old, dark hair colour, 6ft, broad/strong build, with a distinctive gap between upper front teeth.

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The post continued: “(1) Gardaí are now seeking the assistance of the public including the tourism industries i.e. proprietors of Hotels, B&B’s, Hostels, tour companies, coffee shops etc., together with private landlords, in identifying the deceased and in tracing the movements of the deceased from June 2014 to September 2014.

“(2) Gardaí are seeking the assistance of the general public in identifying the deceased.

“(3) Gardaí are appealing to the public who have family and friends living in the UK, USA and Canada to circulate the facial reconstructed image of the deceased via social media platforms.

“Anyone with information in relation to the deceased is asked to contact Salthill Garda Station on 091 514720 or the Confidential Garda Line on 1800 666 111.”

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