MUM’S DYING WISH TO BE BURIED NEXT TO MISSING DEAN...
Desperate plea to help find 31-yr-old’s body
THE last wish of a cancer sufferer is to be buried next to her missing son, it was revealed yesterday.
Dean Roche was 31 when he was last seen in Ballyfoyle, Co Kilkenny, in March 2015. The father of one left the home he shared with his mum Geraldine to buy a car which was found crashed a half a mile away from where he had purchased it. His niece Sophie posted an emotional video to a Facebook page dedicated to finding out what happened to her uncle. She said: “My uncle is missing pushing on three years now. Somebody out there knows something and no one has any idea how much this is tearing my family apart. “All we ask for is a text, anonymous letter or phone call or anything we just want to lay him to rest. “It’s my nanny’s last wish before she takes her final breath. I just hope she can die happily knowing that Dean is beside her and I know she can’t until somebody says something and hopefully they do. “If you know anything please make contact. We just want to know where he is so we can bring him home. My nanny has been diagnosed with cancer and her last wish before she passes is for Dean to be buried with her. “But that’s not going to happen if someone doesn’t talk. Someone knows something. “Life is not the same without him. It’s hard to go up to the house where he lived with nanny. It just seems weird without him.” Last February more than 30 members of the Defence Forces and gardai scoured the area around Muckalee where Mr Roche lived but the search revealed no traces.
The family firmly believe Dean was murdered for a few hundred euros. A tearful Sophie added: “Until something like this happens, you don’t know what it is like to wake up to every day. “I think about all the things about what could have happened to him, where he is, who did this to him and why. “I know Dean went down the wrong road in life but people make mistakes.” Dean’s case featured on Crimecall and Garda Inspector Joe Carton, who is leading the probe, is still appealing to anyone with information about the case to contact gardai on 056 777 5000.