Search for singer ‘suspended’ after body discovered

Stevie Martin, aka Rainy Boy Sleep.

Stevie Martin, aka Rainy Boy Sleep.

TESTS are to be carried out tomorrow to determine whether or not a body found washed up in Sligo is that of missing Lifford singer-songwriter, Stephen Martin.

Mr Martin (29), who performed under the name ‘Rainy Boy Sleep’, was last seen in Derry more than three weeks ago and had been reported missing to the PSNI.


His Audi car was discovered in a car park at Fanad Lighthouse last Tuesday and a major air and sea search was immediately launched.

At around 7:30 am on Saturday morning, the remains of man were discovered at the popular Strandhill beach, outside Sligo town, a by a person out walking.

The Fanad search was ‘suspended’ the same day.

However, Speaking to the Donegal News yesterday, Garda Superintendent Eugene McGovern declined to comment on speculation that the Sligo remains are that of Mr Martin.

“The remains have been removed to Sligo University Hospital where an identification process is ongoing, and a post-mortem is expected to take place tomorrow,” he said.

For full report, see tomorrow’s Donegal News.

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A barber by trade, Marty has worked in Gerry’s Barbers on Letterkenny’s Main Street for the past 17 years.


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