Gardai make appeal to anyone who may have been in the Rathmichael area

Gardai have made a fresh appeal to anyone who may have been in the area of Puck’s Castle Lane and Kiltiernan Lead Mines in Rathmichael between 6pm on Saturday to 8pm yesterday to contact them.

The area is popular with walkers, gardai have also asked members of the public to keep away from the search area during the present search operation.

The gardai sub aqua team have joined in the search along with the Army and Civil Defence.

A purse with an identification card belonging to Ms Valdez was found during the search today.

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