A National Missing Persons Day, to be held annually each December, has been welcomed by the father of missing Naas man Trevor Deely writes Paula Campbell.
The day will be held on December 4 next at Farmleigh House and has been described as an opportunity each year to remember missing people and their loved ones.
“The event will feature all missing persons in Ireland,” said Michael Deely. “I’ll be going with the family. It will help to focus the mind. Trevor is missing 13 years this year. It is a long time but we have to keep going. Not one shred of information has come about to change our minds.”
Trevor disappeared while walking home from a Christmas party in Dublin in the early hours of December 8, 2000. His movements in the hours before he disappeared have been well documented. When last seen at 4:15 am, he was walking down Haddington Road, close to Baggot street Bridge. Earlier that night, he had been socialising with colleagues from the Asset Management Department of Bank of Ireland.
He went back to his office where he checked his e-mail and picked up a blue ACC golf umbrella. It was a stormy night and he left the office at 4am. Trevor Deely was last seen on CCTV walking down Haddington Road at 4.15 am.
“We are having the annual prayer service for Trevor in Ballycane Church at 8pm on on Friday,” he added. “Two years ago we did a reproduction photograph of what he might look like today. It created a lot of media attention at the time but it is so disappointing when nothing comes of it.”
The theme of this inaugural event is ‘Forget Me Not’ which has its origins in a project by transition students of Davis College, Mallow, Co Cork named Young Social Innovators of 2012.