Name: John Crawford.
Date of incident: Crawford was last seen on October 17, 2000.
Details: John Crawford who had an address in Ellensborough Park, Tallaght was last seen on Aughrim Street on Ovtober 18, 2000. He was classified as a missing person and his disappearance was investigated by Gardaí at the Bridewell.
On October 15, 2002 his case was highlighted on Crimeline and in April 2007, it was again featured on Crimecall. As late as August 2010 his image was age progressed to 38 years and circulated internationally through Interpol.
In the autumn of 2011, the Serious Crime Review Team conducted a preliminary examination of the case and from some of Crawford’s personal possessions they obtained a DNA profile which was circulated internationally.
As a result, this DNA profile was compared to the DNA profile of human remains discovered on Annaside Beach, Bootle, England, in December, 2000. The Cumbria Constabulary were investigating the discovery of the remains. Both profiles matched.
Gardaí are now investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.
Contact details: Detective Superintendent Christopher Mangan, Serious Crime Review Team on christopher.om.mangan@
Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666 111
Crimestoppers: 1800 250 025
Serious Crime Review Team Office: 01-6663444