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Man charged by police investigating murder of woman who went missing six years ago

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Man charged by police investigating murder of woman who went missing six years ago

A man has been charged by police investigating the murder of Irish woman Tina Satchwell who went missing more than six years ago.

It comes after officers discovered skeletal remains buried beneath a home in Youghal, Co Cork, earlier this week.

It is understood police are now satisfied the remains are those of Ms Satchwell.

Members of the Garda forensics at the scene in Youghal, Co. Cork, where a property is being searched in the case of missing woman Tina Satchwell. Gardai investigating her disappearance have found skeletal remains at the property. Picture date: Friday October 13, 2023.

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Flowers left at the scene of the search for Tina Satchwell

The man, aged in his 50s, was arrested following the discovery.

He has been charged in connection with the case and is due to appear at a special sitting of the Cashel District Court on Saturday, police said.

Ms Satchwell, originally from Fermoy, went missing from her home in Youghal in March 2017.

On Tuesday, a major police search took place at the property – with the remains found a day later, according to the Irish police service An Garda Siochana.

Tina Satchwell went missing in March 2017. Pic: Gardai

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Tina Satchwell went missing in March 2017. Pic: Gardai

The remains were taken to Cork University Hospital, where they were examined and underwent DNA analysis.

A digger and other heavy machinery were used during the search of the house.

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Since the discovery, a screen was erected outside the grounds of the property, with people laying flowers down in memory of Ms Satchwell.

A second search also took place at another location between Youghal and Killeagh in Co Cork, the Gardai said.

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