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21st May 2018

A Video Has Emerged Of Reported Jastine Valdez Abduction Suspect Buying Car At Centre Of Case

James Fenton

Footage has emerged online of the suspect in the Jastine Valdez abduction case appearing to purchase the vehicle at the centre of the case. 

News emerged on Saturday evening that Ms. Valdez had been seen being bundled into a car on her way home from Bray Co. Wicklow to Enniskerry. 

Earlier today, Gardaí searching for the missing 24-year-old found a body before releasing a statement which said “Gardai investigating the disappearance of 24-year-old Jastine Valdez have discovered the body of a female in the Puckscastle area. The body has not been formally identified.

“Gardai wish to appeal for privacy for the Valdez family at this time.”

A video has now emerged of the suspect Mark Hennessy (40) appearing to purchase the Nissan Qashqai at the centre of the investigation. 

The following clip has been widely shared online. 

Mr. Hennessy was fatally shot by Gardaí when approached on Sunday evening at Cherrywood Business Park in South Dublin. He was said to have been carrying a knife. 

Garda investigations continue.