Gardai Seek Specific Help into Death of Bobby Ryan

The late Bobby 'Moonlight' Ryan.
An Garda Síochána Tipperary Town are seeking the assistance of the public in relation to the Murder of Bobby Ryan.

An Garda Síochána Tipperary Town are seeking the assistance of the public in relation to the Murder of Bobby Ryan.

Mr. Bobby Ryan of 11 The Crescent Boherlahan Co. Tipperary was well known for his work as a DJ throughout County Tipperary and was well like by local communities. Bobby Ryan used a stage name of ‘Mr. Moonlight’.

Mr. Ryan left his home at Boherlahan at 9pm on the 3rd of June 2011 to travel to his girlfriend’s house at Fawnagowan, Tipperary Co. Tipperary. Mr. Ryan was due to commence work at Killough Quarry, Thurles on the morning of the 3rd of June 2011 and failed to appear for work. He was last seen wearing a navy jumper, white polo t-shirt navy tracksuit pants and white runners.

A large scale search for Bobby Ryan was conducted by Gardaí with the assistance of other agencies and organisations. A missing person investigation was launched by Gardaí in Tipperary Town

The body of Bobby Ryan was found on the 30th of April 2013 in an underground tank at Fawnagowan Co. Tipperary.

Gardaí are seeking information from members of the public in relation to the movements of Mr. Ryan and his vehicle a Silver Citroen Dispatch 07TS4692 from the 2nd of June 2011 to the 3rd of June 2011.

This vehicle is distinctive in so far as it had a sticker on the top of the windscreen with the words Mr. Moonlight and had black stripes on the side of the van. This van was later located at the Kilshane Car Park to Bansha Woods on the afternoon of the 3rd of June 2011.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward in relation to any persons or vehicles which were in the locality of Fawnagowan, Kilshane, Bansha and Cordangan in the late hours of the 2nd of June and the morning of the 3rd of June 2011

Gardaí are especially interested in trying to identify a male walking on the Mountain Road in the direction of Ballyglass Tipperary on the morning of the 3rd of June 2011

Gardaí are also interested from hearing from the owner of a maroon coloured saloon car which was parked at the Kilshane Car Park to Bansha Woods off the N24 Tipperary to Bansha Road on the morning of the 3rd of June 2011.

Both the 2nd and 3rd of June 2011 were sunny summers days, members of the public may recall the 3rd of June 2011 as it was a Friday and beginning of the June Bank Holiday Weekend. Members of the public may also recall these dates as helicopters were utilised in the search for Mr. Ryan.

Gardai would appeal to any persons with any knowledge no matter how insignificant to come forward and speak to Gardaí. All information will be treated in full confidence. This was a horrific crime and Gardaí believe that the solving of this crime lies within the local community.

If you have any information please contact Gardaí in Tipperary Town on 062-51212, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.