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Gardaí begin dig in Kildare as part of Deirdre Jacob murder investigation

Gardaí investigating the 20-year mystery of the disappearance of Deirdre Jacob will begin a dig at a site in Kildare today.

Deirdre Jacob was last seen on July 28th 1998 near her home in Newbridge, Kildare.

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She is one of at least six women who vanished in the east of the country in the 1990s.

Gardaí upgraded her disappearance to a murder investigation in 2018, and sources have confirmed that members of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation travelled to the UK to interview a suspect.

During this re-examination they re-interviewed witnesses who were also part of the original file.

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During the re-examination, credible information was developed and that has led Gardaí to woodland in Usk Little on the Wicklow and Kildare border.

“This is good, solid information and will see a detailed forensic dig take place at the site,” a source said.

IMAGE – Gardainfo/Twitter

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