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Witness appeal Gardai say 'serious harm' came to Jo Jo Dullard on night of disappearance as investigation is upgraded to murder

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Missing Jo Jo Dullard

Missing Jo Jo Dullard

Missing Jo Jo Dullard

Gardaí have determined that "serious harm" came to Jo Jo Dullard on the night she went missing as the investigation into her disappearance is upgraded to murder.

Ms Dullard was last seen at approximately 11.37pm on the night of November 9, 1995 where she left the village of Moone, Co Kildare, whilst attempting to return to her home in Callan, Co Kilkenny.

Gardai say Ms Dullard was in Bruxelles Bar, Harry Street off Grafton Street in Dublin on the day of her disappearance and had a Sanyo Stereo cassette Player (model MGP21) with her.

Officers are asking anyone who may have seen this cassette player after November 9, 1995, or anyone who received such a cassette player from a friend or person that could not say where they received it, to come forward.

Gardai are also appealing to anyone who was hitch hiking in the immediate area around Moone, Co. Kildare at the end of October 1995 or the start of November 1995 to contact investigators.

A garda spokesperson said: "This incident has been the subject of a sustained Garda investigation, by the Investigation team based at Kildare Garda Station.

"The investigation is subject to ongoing review by the Serious Crime Review Team (SCRT), National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI).

"Subject to that ongoing review An Garda Síochána is satisfied that serious harm came to "Jo Jo” on or about the night of the 9th November 1995 and the investigation is now classified as a murder investigation.

"No person has been brought to justice for the murder of "Jo Jo” at this time."

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November will mark the twenty fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Jo Jo Dollard.

November will mark the twenty fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Jo Jo Dollard.

November will mark the twenty fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Jo Jo Dollard.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any person who may have previously come forward who felt they could not provide Gardaí with all the information they had in relation to this matter, to contact the investigation team again.

"Jo Jo's family have suffered from her disappearance for nearly 25 years now," a garda spokesperson added.

"Today marks another traumatic day for Jo Jo's family as her case is publically confirmed to be now an active murder investigation. An Garda Síochána is resolute in our determination to provide answers for Jo Jo's family and bring her murderer to justice."

An Garda Síochána appeals to anyone with any information, no matter how small or insignificant you might believe it to be, to contact Kildare Garda Station on 045 527 730 or any Garda station, or anyone who wishes to provide information confidentially should contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.


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