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Remains of body discovered in Wicklow Mountains on the 23/1/12 - Murder Appeal Marioara Rostas

Gardai investigating the murder of Marioara Rostas have renewed their appeal to the public for assistance with their investigation.

The body discovered at Kippure in the Wicklow Mountains on Monday the 23rd January has been positively identified as that of Marioara Rostas who went missing on the 6th January 2008.  She was on Lombard Street East, Dublin 2 along with other members of her family and was last seen getting into a car. 

Following a 13 day search of a wooded area at Kippure in the Wicklow Mountains her body was discovered buried. Initial results of the post mortem show that she died as a result of gunshot wounds.

Speaking at Pearse Street Garda Station, Chief Superintendent Michael O’Sullivan said "the discovery of Marioara's body was a significant step forward in the investigation and we are determined to bring those responsible to justice". 

To date seven (7) people have been arrested as part of this investigation. 

Gardai are appealing for anybody with any information or anybody who knows what happened to Marioara Rostas to come forward.

In particular gardai are anxious to speak to two people who made anonymous phone calls as follows: 

-         2/06/08 – phone call from a male was received at Pearse Street Garda Station from Co. Wexford.

-         23/09/08 – Phone call to the emergency 999 system from a female caller.


Gardai are calling on the people who made these calls to come forward and contact Pearse Street Garda Station on 01 -6669000, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station or member of An Garda Siochana.


Garda Press Office.


A press briefing will be held at 2pm this afternoon (26/1/2012) at Pearse Street Station by Gardai investigating the discovery of human remains in the Wicklow Mountains on the 23rd January 2012.

Previous press release attached refers.


Garda Press Office.


Gardai from Dublin Metropolitan Region South Central, carrying out a search operation in the Wicklow Mountains at Kippure can confirm that they have discovered unidentified human remains today, the 23rd January 2012.

The Gardai can confirm that Dr Jabir from the State Pathologist's office attended the scene.

A post mortem will be carried out later this evening the 23rd January 2012 at the morgue at Tallaght hospital.