WATCH - ‘So many unanswered questions’: Family of Limerick man Gussie make appeal

Jess Casey


Jess Casey


WATCH: Family of Limerick man missing for 18 years appeal for information

The late Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan, who disappeared in February 2000.

THE FAMILY of a late Limerick man, who disappeared in February 2000 at the age of 20, have made a fresh appeal for information about his final movements on the night he disappeared. 

The family of Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan, who was recently laid to rest after an 18-year search, are appealing for those with information about his disappearance to come forward. 

In October, forensic experts were able to match partial human remains, discovered at Quay Island, Bunratty in 2001, with those of Mr Shanahan using new technologies. 

“Now there are so many unanswered questions,” his sister Gráinne Shanahan told RTÉ’s Crimecall. 

“What did happen to him that night? Did he suffer? Was he alone? We really want to reach out to people now.

“Tell us what happened, and answer all those questions for us and give us that final closure.”

On February 11 2000, Mr Shanahan was out socialising in Limerick city. 

He was last seen leaving Coopers bar on St Joseph Street and walking down Old School House Lane. 

“While we got him back, and we’re so grateful to have him back and to finally lay him to rest, for me and probably for the rest of the family it’s like losing him all over again,” Ms Shanahan said. 

“He had a fantastic relationship with my Mam. They just had a special bond so it was such a huge loss to Mammy when he went, it genuinely broke her heart.”

Gardaí are asking anyone with any information to contact them through Crimecall on 1800-405060 or at Roxboro Road Garda on 061-214340.