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Gardaí seek help in finding two teens missing since start of December

Helen McDonnell and Joseph (Jodie) Burns may be in the Longford area
Joseph (Jodie) Burns and Helen McDonnell have been missing since the beginning of December

Joseph (Jodie) Burns and Helen McDonnell have been missing since the beginning of December

Clodagh Meaney

Gardaí have renewed an appeal to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of two missing teenagers.

Helen McDonnell (15) and 16-year-old Joseph (Jodie) Burns have been missing from their respective homes in Carlow and Dublin since the beginning of December and are believed to be travelling together.

It is also believed that they may be in the Longford area.

Helen McDonnell went missing from Carlow on Friday, December 3.

She is described as being approximately 5 foot 1 inches in height with a slim build.

She has long brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen, she was wearing a black fur lined coat, a cream sports top, black leggings and white runners.

Meanwhile, Joseph (Jodie) Burns has been missing since Wednesday, December 1, and was last seen at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

He is described as approximately 5 foot 11 inches in height with short blonde hair, blue eyes and a slim build.

When last seen, Jodie was wearing a navy Nike tracksuit and a black jacket. He also had a black gym bag in his possession.

Anyone with any information on Helen’s whereabouts is asked to contact Carlow Garda Station on 059 913 6620. And for Jodie contact Lucan Garda Station on 01 666 7300.

You can also the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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