Renewed Appeal Over 2014 Death Of Mark Burke

Gardaí investigating the death of Mark Burke, whose partial remains were found at Thornton's Recycling Plant on 31 July, 2014, have renewed an appeal for information.

The human remains were identified as Mr Burke through DNA profiling after his father reported him missing in November 2014.

Garda have established that Mr Burke had been living at Bentley House, Dun Laoghaire, a short while before his death. They also know the last confirmed sighting of Mr Burke was on Corrig Avenue close to the District Court House on Monday, 28 July, at 2.30pm. As far as Gardaí have been able to establish, he was homeless at the time of his death.

In excess of 600 lines of investigation have been carried out to establish how, where, when and why he died.

The Garda appeal is now focused in the Dun Laoghaire area as this was his last confirmed sighting, and the area where he was best known.

There is a period of up to 80 hours for which Mr Burke's movements are unknown. Investigating Gardaí now wish to establish his movements during this period of time.

Gardaí are appealing to all persons who knew him, who may have been in his company or who saw or spoke to Mr Burke, between 2.30pm on the 28th July and 31st July 2014 to contact them at Ballyfermot Garda Station 6667200, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Gardaí are also appealing for anyone with any information, no matter what it is, in relation to his last movements, particularly whose company he may have been in during this period, and anything that may assist the investigation.


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