No human remains discovered in woodland search for missing bank worker
A forensic search of urban woodland in one of Ireland's longest running missing persons cases has ended with no human remains discovered.
Clearing and excavations of the three acre scrubland and forest off the Old Lucan Road in Chapelizod in west Dublin has been taking place over the last number of weeks in the search for Trevor Deely.
The 22-year-old vanished in south Dublin after calling to his office in the then Bank of Ireland Asset Management building on Wilton Terrace in the early hours of December 8 2000, following a work Christmas party.
The woodland search site is several miles from where Mr Deely was last seen on CCTV.
A gun was discovered during the extensive operation but g ardai said nothing else related to the investigation was unearthed.
"Unfortunately nothing that furthers the search for Trevor was located during the search. The site remains closed to the public," a spokesman said.
Gardai renewed their appeal for anyone who may have information in relation to Mr Deely's disappearance to come forward.
A 100,000 euro reward was offered earlier this year for information that could solve the case.
It followed the securing of enhanced CCTV footage showing a man in black clothing acting suspiciously at the rear entrance to Mr Deely's office block between 3am and 3.34am on December 8 2000, just before Mr Deely arrived.
It shows the man dressed in black step out onto the footpath outside the offices on Wilton Terrace, a short distance from Baggot Street bridge, at 3.34am.
Moments later, Mr Deely can be seen arriving at the rear gates of the bank offices followed by the man and the two of them have a brief conversation.
The man is later seen walking in the same direction as Mr Deely a few seconds after he passes a Bank of Ireland ATM machine on Haddington Road at approximately 4.14am.
Gardai discovered an old VHS recording which was digitally enhanced by experts in the UK.