Man In Court Charged With Marie Greene Murder

A man has appeared at a special sitting of the district court in Athlone charged with the murder of Marie Greene.

Jimmy Devaney, 62, with an address of Millbrook Avenue, Monksland, Athlone, was charged with murdering Ms Greene at Tullycross, Moydrum, on February 13.

Ms Greene had been missing since that date, leading to a number of appeals by Gardaí for the public's assistance in tracing her whereabouts.

Mr Devaney was arrested 7.55am Tuesday morning in Monksland.

The court was told Mr Devaney had nothing to say when the charge was read to him at 5.25pm.

The charges come just as a yet to be identified body was removed from a bog in Annaghgortagh, outside Athlone. State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy attended the scene and the body was taken to Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar for a post mortem.

Members of the Garda Technical Bureau carried out a further examination of an area where the remains were discovered.

Meanwhile, Gardaí in Tallaght are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a 39-year-old, Robert Mc Cabe, who was last seen at his home on Allenton Avenue, Tallaght, Dublin at 3pm on Saturday, February 19.

Robert is described as being between 5’10'' and 6ft in height and of thin build with short grey/black hair. He is said to have a "sallow" complexion and is clean-shaven.

At the time of going missing he was wearing black Adidas bottoms with white stripes down the outside leg; a black track suit top with a red logo on the left breast area and a pair of white Adidas runners.

He has tattoo's - a black panther on his right arm; a cross of ‘Mam and Dad’ on his left arm and a bracelet tattooed on his left wrist.

Any information as to his whereabouts to Gardaí at Tallaght on 01 6666000.


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