Garda hunt for missing Trevor ‘in its final stages’
GARDAÍ searching for the remains of Trevor Deely are expected to call a halt to the ‘major operation’ within two weeks, the Irish Daily Mail has learned.
Detectives began searching for the 22-year-old missing bank official’s remains over a month ago at three acres of wasteland in Chapelizod, west Dublin.
Sources are now acknowledging the dig is ‘in its final stages’ and ‘as time goes on it’s less likely’ human remains will be uncovered.
The Mail previously revealed how an informant told gardaí that Mr Deely was shot dead by a drug dealer from a Crumlin crime family and then buried near Chapelizod.
The Bank of Ireland worker vanished while on the way home from a Christmas party in Dublin in the early hours of Decemb er 8, 2000.
On Saturday August 12, gardaí began searching the site near Chapelizod after receiving the tipoff. They had been told that Mr Deely was ‘beaten and bundled into the boot of his killer’s car’ not far from where he was last seen on Dublin’s Haddington Road.
The informant who told gardaí where he claims missing IT worker Trevor was allegedly buried has said he wants ‘no reward’ if Mr Deely is found.
The man, who recently came forward, told gardaí he ‘will reject’ any of the €100,000 Crimestoppers reward money that has been put up to help find the young Kildare man.
‘The person who provided this information is linked to the man, or possibly two men, who he claims were involved,’ a source said.
‘This person says they are acting solely on conscience and want no cash reward,’ the source said.
The family of the serious criminal being linked to Trevor’s killing are from Crumlin, and were ‘infamous’ at the time of Mr Deely’s disappearance, although are no longer ‘serious players’ in the drugs trade.
Disappeared on a night out in 2000