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Missing Persons – DNA Database

Leonard Hughes, a forty nine year old fisherman went missing off the coast of Gorey into the Irish Sea after falling off a fishing trawler. A frantic search was launched for Leonard but unfortunately was unsuccessful. In January of this year human remains were recovered off the coast of Wales and following a thorough DNA analysis of the remains it was confirmed that they were in fact that of Leonard, who was reunited with his family and brought home for burial.

An Garda Síochána were actively encouraging family members of missing persons  to supply a sample of their  D.N.A  to assist with the identification of  human remains discovered both within  Ireland and throughout Europe. Members of the public can request the taking of a sample by calling to their local Garda Station or by e-mailing the following address: missing_persons@garda.ie.