The unsolved mystery of Peter Bergmann
The Mystery Man
The man whose body was discovered on Rosses Point, Co Sligo, in June 2009, five days after he had arrived in Sligo by bus from Derry. No passport, ID or credit cards were found in his possessions. Police soon discovered that there was nothing straightforward about this case.
Currently the Garda Chief Superintendent of the Cavan-Monaghan district. He was a former detective inspector of the Sligo-Leitrim division, and led the Peter Bergmann investigation in 2009. Ten years on, the case continues to resonate with him.
The current Garda Detective Inspector at Sligo Garda Station and lead investigator on the Peter Bergmann case, which remains open.
A former sergeant at Sligo Garda Station, he took the 6.45am call on June 16th, 2009, reporting the discovery of a body at Rosses Point beach. Currently the sergeant in charge of Grange Garda Station in Co Sligo.
Sergeant at Sligo Garda Station.
Former depot inspector at Sligo Bus Station. He gave directions to Peter Bergmann about which bus went to Rosses Point Beach.
Paula and Dermot Lahiff
They saw Peter Bergmann on Rosses Point beach the evening of June 15th, 2009, the day before his body was discovered.
The person who found Peter Bergmann dead on the beach early on June 16th, 2009. He called Sligo Garda Station to report the discovery.
The consultant pathologist at Sligo University Hospital who conducted the autopsy on Peter Bergmann on June 17th, 2009, which revealed even more secrets about this mystery man.
Has been working at Sligo Cemetery for 30 years. He conducted the burial of Peter Bergmann on September 18th, 2009.
The film-maker who was fascinated by the case. He made an 18-minute documentary, The Last Days of Peter Bergmann (Fastnet Films), in 2013.
Reporter: Rosita Boland
Producer: Declan Conlon
Sound: JJ Vernon
Visual Identity and Design: Elinor O'Neill & Marco Bonifazi
Project editor: Brian Kilmartin