Gardaí have commenced a land search and excavation in the Milford District.

The search forms part of a missing person investigation. An Garda Síochána are liaising closely with the relevant family and a Garda family liaison officer has been appointed.

The search will be carried out by members of the Donegal Divisional Search Team and Garda Technical Bureau along with private contractors and is expected to last up to five days.

This development continues to form part of a Missing Person investigation and there is no change of status regarding same. An update will be provided when the search is completed.

The search is part of an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Deirdre O’Flaherty, Ballymagarry, Strabane, Co. Tyrone (aged 46 years) who was reported missing on January , 2009 at Moville.
The family of Ms O’Flaherty have requested that their privacy be respected at this time.

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