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Gardai Searching For Missing Jastine Valdez Have Found A Body

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Gardai searching for a missing 24 year old woman have found a body in Rathmichael in South Dublin.

Searches were being carried out for Jastine Valdez after she was seen being bundled into a car on Saturday evening near Enniskerry in Co Wicklow.

Earlier her purse and ID were found, and then this afternoon Gardai confirmed a body has been located.

A 40 year old dad of two Mark Hennessy, the suspect in her abduction, was shot dead by gardai last night.

Gardaí are searching the area since this morning.

The army and civil defence forces are assisiting.

The 24-year-old from Enniskerry hasn't been seen since Saturday afternoon. 

Some potential evidence has been taken from the scene at Puck’s Castle lane in Rathmichael.

Last night a suspect in the case was shot dead. 

The father of two was killed during a garda operation in South Dublin. 

Jastine's disappearance followed an earlier incident near Enniskerry shortly after 6.15pm, on Saturday evening when Gardaí received a report of a female pedestrian being forced into a car on the (R760) south of Enniskerry.

Emergency services next to a Nissan Qashqai (centre) at a business park in the Cherrywood area of Dublin where a man was shot as gardaí search for missing woman Jastine Valdez | Image: Peter Varga/PA Wire/PA Images

Jastine's described as approximately 5ft in height, of slight build with long black hair and brown eyes.

When last seen she was wearing a dark coloured jacket, white t-shirt, grey leggings and runners.

Gardaí are particularly appealing for information on or sightings and movement of a black Nissan Qashqai - registration 171 D 20419 - between 5.00pm on the Saturday and 8.00pm on Sunday.

Emergency services at a business park in the Cherrywood area of Dublin where a man was shot dead during the search for Jastine Valdez | Image: Peter Varga/PA Wire/PA Images

A man being sought in relation to the disappearance was shot dead last night.

He was intercepted in Cherrywood, south Dublin as part of the garda search.

Mark Hennessy, who was believed to be armed with a knife, was from Wicklow and married with children.

At this stage it is believed the abduction was completely random and she did not know the man involved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bray garda station 01-6665300 the Garda Confidential Line at 1800-666-111 or any garda station.


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