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Irish Mirror
Marita Moloney

Gardai stand down search for Stephen Cunningham after body confirmed as remains of Galway man

Gardai have officially stood down their missing person appeal for Galway man Stephen Cunningham.

The 32-year-old's body was discovered on April 9 in the Maam Cross area of Co Galway.

Stephen had been missing from Ballybrit since November 2021.

READ MORE: Family heartbroken as body of Irish man missing since November found

On Monday, gardai announced that their appeal to locate the young man had officially concluded after DNA analysis confirmed the remains found earlier this month were those of Stephen Cunningham.

A Garda spokesperson said: "Following the discovery of human remains in the Maam Cross area of County Galway on Saturday, 9th April 2022 and subsequent DNA analysis by Forensic Science Ireland, the missing person appeal for Stephen Cunningham has been stood down.

"Stephen went missing from Ballybrit, Co. Galway on 2nd November 2021.

"An Garda Siochana would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. No further action is required."

Earlier this month, Stephe's sister thanked everyone for their support after her brother's body was found.

"We are heartbroken but we have found my brother and have brought him home today.

"Thank you everyone for all the support over the last few months. It truly means a lot to all of us."

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