Missing, Omeath, Saoirse Smyth

Missing, Omeath

Gardaí end search of Louth forest for murdered woman after finding 'nothing of significance'

Saoirse Smyth has not been since April 2017.

20/09/2019 21:39:00

Gardaí began searching the wooded area in Omeath on Monday

Saoirse Smyth has not been since April 2017.

Gardaí began searching the wooded area in Omeath on Monday following investigations by the PSNI.Originally from Belfast, Saoirse had been living in Omeath and the PSNI says it believes she returned there in the days before she went missing in April 2017.

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The PSNI has said that enquiries have led to it to believe she was murdered.Gardaí previously assisted the PSNI by carrying out a technical examination of a house in the Omeath area in July 2018. Earlier this week, a search in the area was commenced involving garda technical teams, a specialist forensic archaeologist and specialist cadaver search dogs.

Gardaí have this evening said they have completed the search with nothing of significance discovered but will “continue to support colleagues from the PSNI in relation to this investigation”. Read more: TheJournal.ie »

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Gardaí renew appeal over 1987 fire murders in KildareBarbara Doyle, 20, and her two nieces, eight-year-old Mary Ellen Byrne and three-year-old Kerrie Byrne, died in the fire at the home of the Byrne family in Kilcock on 20 September 1987