There has been a major breakthrough in the search for Naas man Trevor Deely, who went missing in Dublin almost 17 years ago.
Gardaí are now searching an area of south Dublin in the latest part of the search, and his family have been informed of the developments. Gardaí are due to hold a press briefing later this afternoon where they will inform members of the media as to exactly what the nature of the search is, but for now they are unable to reveal anymore information due to operational reasons.
Mr Deely has been missing since December 8 2000 when he disappeared following his attendance at a Christmas party in Dublin. His last known whereabouts was close to his work office where he left and walked in the direction of Haddington Road, close to Baggot Street Bridge.
The search for information gathered new momentum earlier this year when new technology allowed Gardaí to forensically examine CCTV footage from the Haddington Road area, which showed a man dressed in black speaking to Mr Deely outside his workplace before he vanished. The man then appeared to follow the 22-year-old up the street as he walked away from his office.
Gardaí are continuing to appeal to the public for information however, and anyone with information can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.
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