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Missing woman Fiona Sinnott's sister pleads for 'closure' 24 years on

The 19-year-old went out to a pub in Broadway in February 1998 and vanished shortly after midnight.
Fiona Sinnott (19) went missing in February 1998. She is pictured here with her daughter Emma Carroll

Fiona Sinnott (19) went missing in February 1998. She is pictured here with her daughter Emma Carroll

Neasa Cumiskey

The sister of a murdered Wexford woman is appealing for information on the case 24 years later.

In February 1998, 19-year-old Fiona Sinnott went out to a pub in Broadway and vanished shortly after midnight.

No trace of the young mother was ever found.

The case was upgraded to a murder investigation in 2005 but remains unsolved.

Speaking on the 24th anniversary of her disappearance, Fiona’s sister Diane said that she has no doubt “something really tragic” happened to her.

“I feel that something really tragic happened that night, the ninth of February, because she was in a place where she walked out of the pub and she wouldn't have gotten on a bus or a train.

“The pub was in the middle of nowhere.”

Fiona Sinnott was reported missing in 1998

Fiona Sinnott was reported missing in 1998

Diane is appealing for anyone with information on the case to come forward so that the family can have closure.

“Even if they have any small bit of information, we would love them to come forward and say it because 24 years is a long time,” she said.

“We do believe that people in Wexford have information. It is really hard knowing that she is still out there.

“We would love closure. We want to put her to rest. Sit and think about it. If it was one of their own, would they like it?”

Diane, her mother Mary, and other loved ones will remember Fiona today at a memorial plaque near Kilmore Quay.


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