A 45-year-old woman was arrested this afternoon in connection with the ongoing investigations into the murder of Mr Bobby Ryan in West Tipperary in 2011.
The body of Mr Ryan, latter aged 52, was found in a disused slurry tank at the rear of a farm house at Fawnagowan, Tipperary on April 30th of last year. Mr Ryan had been reported missing since June 3rd 2011, before being discovered almost two years later after his disappearance.
Following the completion of a post-mortem examination at Waterford Regional Hospital by the Deputy State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jabbar, Gardaí officially upgraded their inquiries into Mr Ryan’s death, to that of a murder investigation.
It is understood that Mr Ryan suffered a horrific beating which led to his death and because of the condition of his located remains identification was necessary using dental records and DNA comparisons from family members.
Mr Ryan during his lifetime had worked as a lorry driver and also as a part-time Disc Jockey at weekends and was well known across South Tipperary by the stage-name, “Mr Moonlight.”
The woman is understood to be detained currently under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Tipperary town Garda Station.