Two arrests made as part of investigation into historic murder of Patrick Heeran

Two arrests made as part of investigation into historic murder of Patrick Heeran

Two people have been arrested in connection with a historic murder case.

Patrick Heeran was last seen in Mohill in Co Leitrim on October 3, 2011.

The 48-year-old disappeared without trace and the case was upgraded to murder fiver years later in 2016.

His body has never been found.

This afternoon a man in his mid-20s and a woman, also in her mid-20s, were both arrested in the midlands area and are detained at Tullamore garda station.

Gardaí siad that the man is detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, while the woman is held under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939.

The investigation is ongoing.

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