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'Still missing' Heartbroken sister of missing Tina Satchwell pleads for help on her 49th birthday

"As the years go by it is getting very hard not knowing where you are"

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Tina Satchwell went missing on March 20, 2017

Tina Satchwell went missing on March 20, 2017

Tina Satchwell went missing on March 20, 2017

THE HEARTBROKEN SISTER of Tina Satchwell has pleaded with the public to help find her as she marked the missing Cork woman’s 49th birthday earlier today.

Derby-based Teresa Dingivan said: “Today is my sister’s birthday.

“She will be 49 and she is still missing.

“As the years go by it is getting very hard not knowing where you are.

“Happy birthday sis.

“Hopefully, one day we will meet again.”

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Tina Satchwell

Tina Satchwell

Tina Satchwell

Continuing her post on Facebook, she added: “Please, could you share her picture in the hope, one day, me and my family will find her.”

Tina Satchwell disappeared from her home in Youghal, east Cork, on March 20, 2017.

Despite extensive searches, no trace has been found of the “bubbly and kind” woman who is “missed desperately” by her family.

Ms Satchwell was last seen by her husband, Richard, on March 20, 2017 when she asked him to leave their Youghal, Co Cork home on an errand.

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Tina’s husband Richard

Tina’s husband Richard

Tina’s husband Richard

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She was not at their home when he returned a few hours later and he presumed she had gone to stay with her family.

He reported her missing four days later. A huge garda search operation and an analysis of hours of CCTV security camera footage has failed to yield any clue as to what happened to Tina.

Tina did not have a passport - and there was no indication she had purchased tickets to travel overseas by either plane or ferry.

Gardaí searched CCTV footage from all Irish ports and airports without any sighting of Tina being found.

UK police have also checked for Tina at their ports and airports - and at locations in the UK where she used to live.

All such searches have yielded nothing.

Mr Satchwell previously said there was nothing out of the ordinary on March 20, 2017 to indicate his wife was about to disappear.

"It was the same as any other morning - she got up and I made her a cup of tea and a slice of toast. It is something I will never forget."

"It wasn't unusual for her to turn around and ask me to go shopping. I thought nothing of it at the time. When I came back, the keys were on the ground. When she didn't come back I thought she was gone to Fermoy," he said.

He raised the alarm four days later when he realised, to his shock, that Tina had not gone to visit relatives in Fermoy.

Two suitcases were missing as well as items of Tina's clothing.

However, her beloved dog, Ruby, was left alone in the house.

Mr Satchwell also claimed that €26,000 in cash, saved from a property sale and the proceeds of car boot sales, was missing from the property.

In March 2018, Gardaí conducted a major 12-day search of a 40-acre woodland outside Castlemartyr in east Cork.

However, that yielded nothing of significance in the search for Tina.

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