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Steven O’Meara murder investigation in August 2009 - Update

A man aged in 40's is expected to appear before a sitting of Bray District Court at 12 noon on the 28th January 2012 charged in relation to the murder of Steven O’Meara in August 2009.

Previous press releases attached refer.


Garda Press Office.


Gardai investigating the disappearance of Stephen O’ Meara have today (24/12/09) discovered what appears to be a body in a shallow grave in a wooded area at Ballydonnell which is near Red Cross, Co Wicklow.

The body was discovered at approximately 2.30pm today

The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and the scene has been preserved pending the arrival of a Garda Technical Bureau team.

A man in his 20’s who was arrested on Monday 21st December ’09 as part of this investigation remains in custody in Wicklow Garda Station. He is detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007. His period of detention has been extended.

Garda Press Office

The Gardai in Wiclow are seeking the public's help to trace the whereabouts of missing person Stephen O'Meara, 26 years, 23 Rosehill, Wicklow.  Gardai are very concerned for his safety and wish Stephen to contact them at Wicklow Garda Station telephone, 0404-60140.

Stephen was last seen at 6.00pm on Thursday 6th. August, 2009 in Wicklow town.  He was wearing black Manchester United tracksuit bottoms, dark grey tracksuit top, white or navy nike t-shirt with a red line across the chest.  He was also wearing black and white Nike Air Max runners and a thick gold chain.

He has sandy receding hair, is 6' 2" in height, athletic build.

Anyone with information should contact Wicklow Garda Station in confidence on 0404-60140 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111

Garda Press Office