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Mother of missing murder victim Lisa Dorrian passes away

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Lisa Dorrian
Lisa Dorrian

The mother of Lisa Dorrian, who was murdered after a party in a caravan park in Ballyhalbert in 2005, has passed away without seeing those who murdered her daughter brought to justice.

In a statement, the family of Lisa said: "Mrs Pat Dorrian, the mother of missing Bangor woman Lisa Dorrian, has died.

 "Mrs Dorrian, 59, was admitted to hospital on Sunday and died yesterday.

 "She is survived by husband John and daughters Joanne, Michelle and Ciara."

Last year we reported on how loyalist Jimmy Seales' had three of his farms searched by police investigating the disappearance of Lisa. 

While a body has never been found police believe she was murdered. 

Despite eight arrests on suspicion of murder, the identification of around 4,000 potential witnesses and 275 searches, no one has been brought to justice.

Police Service of Northern Ireland detectives believe a “small circle of people” know where Lisa’s body is.

An awareness raising campaign was launched earlier this year to coincide with the tenth anniversary and charity Crimestoppers offered a £5,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction.

Lisa’s father John made a direct appeal as part of the campaign to those who know what happened.

“After ten years their relationships might have changed, they might have kids of their own – can they imagine what it would be like if one of their children went missing?” he asked.

“All they have to do is listen to their conscience.”

He added: “The justice thing can take care of itself afterwards, but we would like to find Lisa to give her a Christian burial.”

Lisa’s mother Pat described her as a “bubbly, beautiful and funny girl”.

“She always wore the best of gear,” she said.