Gardai in Donegal have begun a land search and excavation in the Milford District.
The search is part of an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Deirdre O’Flaherty of Ballymagarry in Strabane.
Ms. O’Flaherty, who was 46, was reported missing on the 11th January 2009 at Moville, Co. Donegal.
Gardai say that they are liaising closely with the relevant family at this time and a family liaison officer has been appointed.
It’s expected that the search may take between 3 and 5 days and will involve the Donegal Divisional Search Unit, the Garda Technical Bureau and external contractors.
It’s understood that the search is being conducted in a remote location in the Milford District.
This development continues to form part of a missing person investigation and Gardai have stressed that there is no change regarding same.
No further details are available at present however Gardai say that will be issuing updates on progress of the search when appropriate and when the search is completed.