Friday 20 April 2018

'Please come home' - Mother issues appeal to son (24) missing since Friday

Duleek village
Duleek village

Elaine Keogh

The mother of a 24 year old man missing since Friday has appealed directly with him to come home.

Shane Rock has not been seen since he left his aunt’s house in Duleek county Meath at 8.50am on Friday.

His mother, Majella, said “if Shane reads this, or sees people out looking for him, I want him to know he is not in trouble and please come home.”

Shane is vulnerable and left home without his medication.

If he sees some of the people looking for him, she says he can go up to them and tell them who he is.

Shane was last seen as he left The Steeples estate in Duleek; it is a village and area he is familiar with.

However he left without any money or his travel pass and this has added to concerns about his welfare.

The community in Duleek has responded with 150 people involved in organised searches in the area for him.

Meath Civil Defence are using dogs, drones and their mobile units to try and locate him.

Although he is from Swords, Shane also spends time with his family in Duleek and has friends in the village.

“We want people to check their sheds and outbuildings and we are asking farmers to check their fields for any sign of him,” his mother added.

Shane has not shown up on CCTV in Duleek and while it is not certain what he was wearing last Friday, it is believed he had on grey tracksuit bottoms, any Adidas tee shirt with lilac and blue on it and a black sweatshirt/jacket with a white zip .

Local councillor Sharon Keogan said, “This is every parents nightmare and one I would not wish to visit any family.”

“I can't emphasise how important it is for farmers locally to check outbuildings, sheds or barns. Maybe take a look into fields, hedges or ditched or wooded areas.”

“I know this community will keep supporting these experienced volunteers in any way we can until Shane is found. This is just heartbreaking.”

Anyone with information or who thinks they may have seen Shane is asked to contact the Gardai in Ashbourne on 01-8010600 or Shane’s mother Majella.


Gardai have confirmed to that the remains of Shane Rock have been found.

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