Heartbreak as body of missing man Dean McCann found


A body has been found in Galway in the search for missing Dublin man Dean McCann.

Dean had gone missing from his home in Drumcondra on Saturday February 5.

Dean was last spotted in Cork driving a grey BMW and then in Eyre Square, Galway at Bank of Ireland ATM in the early hours of Sunday morning February 6.

His mum, Grainne, had said she thought her son was travelling on foot but is desperate to get any news on his whereabouts.

The body of Dean McCann has been found.Pic: Tara McCann/Instagram

She said Dean had promised to keep in touch and even travelled to Galway to look for her son

Speaking previously Grainne said: ‘I told the gardai that it was out of character for him to take off like he did and to not hear from him. His last sighting is in Galway. The public have been amazing, they’ve been calling in any sightings of him but they’ve all come to a dead end.’

She described her son as a ‘lovely son, the nicest man you’ll meet’.

Dean’s family had made several appeals for help in finding him Pic: Tara McCann/Instagram

‘He was over in America for five years, he has a bright future ahead of him, he’s only 28. We just want him to come home and live his life and do what he wanted to do – help people especially after COVID. He felt so bad for everybody who suffered during the pandemic, especially homeless people.

‘That’s what he wanted to do in the future, he wanted to help.’

While Dean’s sister Tara revealed how close her brother’s bond was with his mother in an emotional post on social media.

Dean was last seen in Galway after travelling up from Cork Pic: Tara McCann/Instagram

‘You are all amazing and we feel you waiting and praying with us. Everyone wants Dean home safe. When he lived abroad he called my mam every single day, she has never gone a day without hearing her first baby’s voice.

‘They have such a special bond. Dean said he wanted to help people in need when he left, that he wanted to do good. He is so kind hearted and we love him more than anything’.

She added: ‘I can’t believe we’re waking up to another day without him. Even when I’m trying my best looking for him I expect him to just walk by or sit down beside me. Forever grateful for the love and support’.

But on Monday in a brief statement Gardai confirmed the search was being called off.

‘Following the recovery of a body in Dangan, Co.Galway on Sunday, 13th February, 2022, the missing person appeal in respect of Dean McCann, 28 years, has been stood down,’ the statement read.

‘An Garda Síochána would like to thank the media and public for their assistance in this matter. No further action is required and no further information is available at this time’.


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