Gardaí at Ashbourne are renewing their appeal to everyone in Ashbourne for their assistance in tracing the whereabouts of two young people who were reported missing from Gormanston, Co. Meath one year ago on Thursday the 14th April 2015.

They are:

• William (Willie) Maughan, Date of birth - 2/8/1980 originally from Tallaght,

• Anastasija (Anna) Varslavane, Date of birth - 21/3/1995 originally from Latvia

Both had been living in Gormanstown and had planned to leave there to live in the Tallaght area.

Willie is described as 5'8", of athletic build, with shaved head and green eyes. William was known to frequent Balbriggan, Stamullen and Gormanston areas.
Anna is 5'6" in height, of slim build, with long dark hair. Known as Anna she is of Latvian origin, but living in Ireland for a number of years.

They were last seen between 2pm and 3pm in the Gormanston area of Co. Meath on Tuesday 14th April 2015. Since their disappearance an incident room has been set up at Ashbourne Garda Station. A senior investigation officer has been appointed and a trained Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to both families.

Superintendent James Cannon the officer in charge of this investigation said at the time of their disappearance, "We are extremely concerned for the welfare and safety of both William and Anna; it is completely out of character for them to go missing in this fashion".

Gardai remain extremely concerned for their welfare and safety and again urge anyone in Ashbourne with information to contact the incident room at Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.


You can also contact Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25. Calls to Crimestoppers are dealt with in the strictest of confidence. Callers do not need to leave their name or address. You may receive a reward for information which significantly helps Gardaí in their investigation.