Gardaí launch murder investigation after disappearance of man six years ago

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation following the disappearance of a man in the West of Ireland six years ago.

48-year-old Patrick Heeran was last seen in the Leitrim town of Mohill at 4.20pm on October 3, 2011.

It is understood a search is being carried out in the surrounding areas and today Gardaí will launch a public appeal in the town.

Gardaí launch murder investigation after disappearance of man six years ago

Mr Heeran, who is described as being five foot nine, of stocky build, with fair hair, was last seen wearing brown shoes, blue jeans and a brown jacket.

Anyone who can help with the investigation is asked to contact Gardaí.

A CCTV image of Patrick Heeran.
A CCTV image of Patrick Heeran.


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