Athlone, Co Westmeath: Gardai Resume Search Of Bogland In Marie Green Case:UPDATED: BODY FOUND

22 Feb

LATEST NEWS UPDATE:

Gardaí investigating the disappearance of a Co Westmeath woman have found a body in bogland outside Athlone. 

Marie Greene (37) was last seen at her family home at St Mel’s Terrace, Athlone, on Sunday, February 13th.

The body -which has yet to be formally identified – was found in an area of bogland at Annaghgortagh off the Ballymore road on the outskirts of Athlone. The services of the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau have been requested.

A man in his 60s arrested yesterday in connection with Ms Greene’s disappearance remains in at Athlone Garda station today. He was arrested following a surveillance operation. Gardaí also sealed off a house in the Monksland area.

Despite an extensive search and appeal by gardaí, there have been no sightings of Ms Greene in over a week. Gardaí also confirmed there has been no activity on her mobile phone or bank card.

When last seen Ms Greene was wearing jeans, white runners and a navy zipped fleece. She is 5ft 5in, slim and of fair complexion. Gardaí said she has medium length brown hair which is normally tied in a ponytail.

Gardaí have conducted door-to-door inquiries, viewed CCTV footage and conducted searches with a Garda helicopter and the Garda Sub Aqua Unit in recent days.

Family and friends stood outside Ms Greene’s home yesterday in a bid to keep the media away from her mother Winnie. Last week she had expressed her belief that her daughter had either been kidnapped or was dead.

Anyone with information can contact Athlone Garda station at 090-6498550 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111. www.garda.ie

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 – 10:00 AM

The State Pathologist has been asked to attend the scene of a search for a missing woman in Co Westmeath.

Gardaí investigating the disappearance of Marie Greene from her home in Athlone resumed the search of bog land close to the town this morning.

The 37-year-old went missing more than a week ago.

A man in his sixties remains in custody at Athlone garda station, where he is being held on suspicion of murder.

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Gardaí will resume a search of bog land in Co Westmeath as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Marie Greene

 Athlone - Bog sealed off by gardaí
 Athlone – Bog sealed off by gardaí
 
 Marie Greene - Missing for over a week
 Marie Greene – Missing for over a week

Gardai investigating the disappearance of a 37-year-old woman in Co Westmeath will resume a search of bogland near Athlone this morning.

Marie Greene has been missing from her home at St Mel’s Terrace in the town for over a week.

A 63-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday remains in garda custody.

Superintendent Aidan Glacken said routine searches have taken place on a section of bog on the Mullingar road, outside Athlone.

A house in the Monksland area of Athlone has also been sealed off as part of the investigation.

The search for Ms Greene was intensified over the weekend when gardaí brought in the air support and regional water units.

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