Garda hunt for miss­ing Trevor ‘in its fi­nal stages’

Irish Daily Mail - - News - By Ali Bracken Crime Cor­re­spon­dent

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

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