Body found in search for missing Wicklow woman

A body has been found by gardai searching for missing Jastine Valdez.

The 24-year-old was last seen being bundled into a Nissan Qashqai SUV near her home in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, on Saturday evening.

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A Garda spokesman said the body of a female was found in the Pucks Castle area on Monday.

A suspect, named locally as 40-year-old Mark Hennessy, from Bray in Co Wicklow, was shot dead by an officer in a confrontation on Sunday evening after gardai traced the vehicle to the Cherrywood business district south of Dublin.

The spokesman said: "The body has not been formally identified.

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