23/11/2021

Appeal To Help Identify Man Found Dead In County Meath In 1991

Police in Ireland have issued an appeal for help in identifying a man found dead In Bracetown, County Meath, on 18th April 1991.

The man is believed to have been between 45 and 55 years of age, approximately 5 foot 5 inches in height with a medium build. He had light brown hair receding on the forehead and grey on the sides, and brown eyes. He also had signs of past dental work.

When he was discovered, the man was wearing a grey Herringbone Tweed jacket with a 'Taldy Madrid' label, a white 'Luigi Rossi' shirt, a red vest, grey trousers (size 34) with a 'C&A' label, and black leather zip up boots (size 8). Gardaí discovered a St Christopher's medal in his pocket.

Despite extensive enquiries to date, Gardaí have been unable to identify the man.
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Following a review of the investigation earlier this year, the man's body was exhumed from the cemetery in Navan, County Meath, in August 2021 and it was established the deceased may have had an issue with his right knee which may have caused him pain or discomfort and caused him to walk with a limp.

Gardaí have said that they believe the man may have been Irish of from the UK.

It is believed that he had been sleeping rough in Bracetown for up to a week before his body was discovered. Gardaí believe a family member or childhood connection may have brought him to the area.

Gardaí stressed that their enquiry was not a criminal investigation but had the sole purpose of identifying the man to be able to notify his family.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trim Garda Station on 046 9481540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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