BODY FOUND MAY BE THAT OF MISSING SMITHBORO MAN

6 September 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

THE body of a man was recovered from a slurry tank on a farm at Kilcorn, Monaghan, in the Smithboro area shortly after 4pm yesterday evening, as the search continued for a local man who had been missing since Thursday last, 29th August.

At the time of going to press, a garda source told this newspaper that while the person had not yet been identified, it was believed that the body may be that of 40-year-old Gerard Tierney, who was not seen since 8pm on Thursday of last week.

The single man, a farmer and lorry driver, had been living with his widowed father Frank at the farm at Kilcorn, which is close to the Fermanagh border and not far from Roslea.

It is understood that the remains were found by two local men who were draining the slurry pit while helping with the ongoing search for Mr Tierney.

Gardai had earlier appealed for information about Gerard, the youngest of a family of four, who was described as being approximately 5ft–6in tall, and of medium build with short brown hair. He had been wearing dark coloured trousers and a dark coloured polo shirt when last seen.

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