Bobby Ryan’s body officially identified

The family of Bobby Ryan have been told that remains discovered on a Bansha farm two weeks ago are definitely that of the missing grandfather.

The family of Bobby Ryan have been told that remains discovered on a Bansha farm two weeks ago are definitely that of the missing grandfather.

John Ryan, Bobby’s brother, confirmed to The Nationalist on Tuesday that the family were told late on Monday night that remains discovered in a disused storage tank at Fawnagown, on the Bansha to Tipperary road, are definitely those of the popular DJ who was last seen in June 2011.

The identity was proved beyond doubt by testing at the State Pathologist’s Lab, at the O’Brien Institute, in Merino, Dublin.

The early identification comes as some small relief to his grieving family who feared a more lengthy DNA identification process, which would have involved testing in the UK for several more weeks.

Mr. Ryan said that the Ryan family, including Bobby’s daughter Michelle, son Robert and four grandchildren, hope that the remains will be released to the family on Friday, and his funeral may take place this coming Sunday or Monday in Cashel.

The grim discovery was made on Tuesday, April 30, and following a post mortem examination a murder investigation was launched. That is still ongoing.