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Sister of missing Giedre Raguckaite pays tributes on third anniversary of her disappearance

"Three years, and there is still no proper closure - only deep pain and emptiness in our hearts..."
Giedre Raguckaite was last seen on May 29, 2018

Giedre Raguckaite was last seen on May 29, 2018

Esther McCarthy

The sister of a woman missing for three years has paid tribute to her sibling on the third anniversary of her disappearance.

Zivile Raguckaite told of her love and loss as she marked three years since the mysterious disappearance of her sister, Giedre.

“Today exactly three years have passed since my sister was last seen alive. Three years, and still do not pass even one day without thinking about it, three years and there are still more questions than answers. Three years, and there is still no proper closure - only deep pain and emptiness in our hearts...the pain that will never ever go away. Rest in peace, little sister, wherever your beautiful soul may be, you are always in our hearts.”

The Lithuanian woman who lived in Dundalk, Co Louth, went missing on May 29th, 2018. That day she made contact with a friend and rang her father at around 6.30pm, telling him she had been in a hotel that day for dinner.

She was seen at a house in Laytown, Co Meath with two men that night around 11pm, and the last sighting of her was leaving that house with two men at 1.45am. Due to the nature of the case, gardai upgraded her disappearance to a murder investigation within months after she was last seen.

“When my sister disappeared, our realities were shattered - it is like we could never imagined this could happen to our family,” Zivile previously told the Sunday Independent.

“I still wake up some days and believe it is not real what's happening.

“It was an extremely hard time time and a shock for us when her disappearance was upgraded to a murder investigation because deep inside us was still burning some hope.

“However, as time passes by, we start to get more realistic and basically all we really want now is just closure - whatever the truth might be - and for whoever is responsible to be punished.”

The two men who were alleged to have been in Giedre’s company that night have been questioned by detectives. Both are Lithuanian nationals who are known to Giedre.

Giedre is described as 1.67 meters in height, of thin build, between eight and nine stone with shoulder length blonde hair, green eyes and was last seen wearing a pink tee-shirt and dark blue jeans.

Anyone with information can contact Dundalk Garda station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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