Bobby Ryan murder to feature on Crimecall

Body of grandfather found in disused storage pit


The murder of a grandfather whose decomposed body was found in a disused storage pit is to feature in the next RTÉ Crimecall programme in an attempt to secure information.

Gardaí have confirmed the body found two weeks ago on farmland between Tipperary town and Bansha is that of Bobby Ryan (52), who was missing since June of 2011.

DNA analysis had to be used to confirm identity after samples were taken from the victim’s children Michelle and Robert.

Detectives have not released the results of a postmortem carried out the day after discovery of the body, but it is understood Ryan was beaten to death.

He was last seen alive on June 3rd, 2011, when he left the home of his partner, Mary Lowry, at Fawnagown between Tipperary and Bansha.

Ryan worked as a driver but was also well known throughout the area for his work as a DJ, under the stage name Mr Moonlight. Interviews are still being carried out in an attempt to trace the deceased’s last movements.