A property developer, found in a very dishevelled and malnourished state on a road near Ballinamore on Tuesday night, had a serious injury to his forehead.
The Leitrim Observer, which broke the story yesterday (Wednesday) of the discovery of Kevin Michael McGeever, has since learned that he was dropped off from a van some time shortly before 10pm on January 29.
Mr McGeever went missing from Gort, Co Galway in June 2012. He is originally a native of Co Mayo and had been involved in a property development company dealing primarily with properties in Dubai, prior to his disappearance.
When discovered by a couple returning to the Ballinamore area on Tuesday evening, Mr McGeever was wearing socks and had a plastic bag covering his clothes. He had no money on him but had a mobile phone and a torch in his possession.
Eyewitnesses have confirmed that Mr McGeever said that he had no idea where he had been dropped off but acknowledged he had been held against his will for a number of months.
The couple brought him to Ballinamore Garda Station where he confirmed his name and he was then brought to Mullingar General Hospital for treatment. It is understood that he is being treated for malnutrition and dehydration.
Gardai are expected to interview him later today.