A body found in the River Lee yesterday is that of Colin Ronayne, missing from Cork Ireland since the first of January.
Police and volunteers had been searching the waterway for weeks after 31-year-old Ronayne disappeared at approximately 6:00 a.m. on New Years day.
The UCC finance student attended a party with friends on the previous night and was still staying at their house the morning he went out for a walk and didn't return.
River watchers finally spotted Ronayne's corpse floating in the River Lee near a power plant on Friday and contacted the authorities. Results of an autopsy are still pending, so his cause and manner of death are yet unknown.
Colin Ronayne was one of three men who suddenly disappeared from this metro region over the winter.
Diarmuid Twomey, 31, is still missing. He was last seen around 3:00 am on Sunday, December 20th. There has been no trace of him since that weekend.
And Nayden Ivanov, 36, got off a bus at about 5:00 p.m. on December 17th. He hasn't been seen or heard from either.
Now a 15-year-old youth has also vanished from the district: Leonard Nika is a blue-eyed Caucasian male about 5-foot-6 with a "broad build." He was last seen wearing dark jeans, a silver jacket and black shoes.
Anyone who knows what happened to this missing person or Nika's current whereabouts is asked to contact detectives of the Kanturk Garda Station at 029 20680.