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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Missing Limerick mans story on RTE tonight

The RTE crime series examining missing persons cases in Ireland will, in tonight episode, focus on the case of a missing Limerick man.

20 year old Aengus Shanahan disappeared on February 11, 2000 after a night out with friends in the city.Countless searches to find the missing youngster since then have all proved fruitless.

On the day he was last seen, "Gussie" appeared to be in very good form and gave no indication that there was anything on his mind or that he was depressed. On the afternoon of February 11, he called to the O'Connell Street branch of Bank of Ireland in Limerick city, where his father works. He returned £40 which he had borrowed from his dad earlier in the week. Father and son chatted and joked for a few moments, and Gussie's parting comment was that he would probably go to a disco that night.

That night, he left Cooper's Bar on Joseph Street at about 11.30pm and turned down a short laneway. This was the last sighting of him.

Gussie is described as 5' 11" tall, with short fair hair and blue eyes. His cousin, Fr Aquinas Duffy, set up the Missing Persons website in 2000.

The programme goes out tonight at 9.30pm on RTE1.

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