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Renewed Appeal – Unidentified Deceased Male in Bracetown, Meath, April 1991 (23/11/21)

Issue Date: 22/11/2021

Gardaí in Trim are renewing their appeal to the public for information in respect of an unidentified male who was located deceased in Bracetown, County Meath, on 18th April 1991.

This male, who was believed to have been between 45 and 55 years of age, was approximately 5 foot 5 inches in height with a medium build. He had light brown hair receding on the forehead and grey on the sides, and brown eyes. He also had signs of past dental work.

When he was discovered, this male was wearing a grey Herringbone Tweed jacket with a ‘Taldy Madrid’ label, a white ‘Luigi Rossi’ shirt, a red vest, grey trousers (size 34) with a ‘C&A’ label, and black leather zip up boots (size 8). Gardaí discovered a St Christopher’s medal in his pocket.

Despite extensive enquiries to date, Gardaí have been unable to identify this man.

A review was conducted this year in close consultation with the Garda Missing Person Unit. The body was exhumed from the cemetery in Navan, County Meath, in August 2021 and it was established the deceased may have had an issue with his right knee which may have caused him pain or discomfort and caused him to walk with a limp.

Through enquiries so far, Gardaí believe this male may have been Irish or from the UK but are keeping an open mind on this. It is believed the male had been sleeping rough in Bracetown for up to a week before his body was discovered. Gardaí believe a family member or childhood connection may have brought him to the area.

Gardaí also believe he may have attended a local GAA match on the evening prior to his death.

This is not a criminal investigation and the sole purpose of this appeal is to identify this man and notify his family.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trim Garda Station on 046 9481540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.


This case featured on Crimecall on RTÉ on Monday 22nd November 2021. A portrait of the deceased and a photograph of the jacket he was wearing are attached to this press release.

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