Memo­rial for tragic Fiona

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By DAVID TUCKER

THE FAM­ILY and friends of Fiona Sin­nott gath­ered at Kil­more at the week­end for a memo­rial for the missing Bridgetown woman who dis­ap­peared 20 years ago.

De­spite thou­sands of hours of in­ves­ti­ga­tions by the gar­dai and her fam­ily and even one in­spired by a psy­chic, no sign has ever been found of Fiona since van­ished af­ter leav­ing But­lers Pub in Broad­way on Fe­bru­ary 8, 1998.

The week­end memo­rial be­gan with a mass at Kil­more Church fol­lowed by 20 roses be­ing thrown into the sea on the Kil­more Quay beach where Fiona and her sis­ter Diane used to play as chil­dren. The memo­rial con­cluded with a re­cep­tion re­cep­tion at the Stella Maris Cen­tre.

The poignant beach cer­e­mony was led by Fiona’s mother Mary, Diane and un­cles Joe and Eu­gene.

‘It was a great day and there was a nice turnout.. we’re hop­ing now that some­thing will come out of it and some­body will come for­ward and say some­thing,’ said Diane.

‘It’s re­ally im­por­tant that we keep Fiona’s mem­ory alive and we will con­tinue to do so un­til we find her,’ she said.

‘20 years is a long time with no-one say­ing any­thing.’

Last year gar­dai car­ried out door-to-door en­quiries in south Wex­ford in a con­tin­u­ing probe into the dis­ap­pear­ance.

Searches were car­ried out on pos­si­ble routes that the then-19-year-old Fiona could have trav­elled to reach her rented home in Bal­ly­hit, with gar­dai in­ter­view­ing peo­ple about that they might have seen at around the time she van­ished in the hope of un­cov­er­ing any clues.

Gar­dai said they still wanted to hear from or about four peo­ple who were seen by a pass­ing motorist at Kisha Cross shortly af­ter mid­night on the night Fiona dis­ap­peared.

‘Any­one who can help with this in­ves­ti­ga­tion is asked to con­tact Wex­ford Garda Sta­tion,’ said In­spec­tor

De­nis Whe­lan.

RIGHT: Fam­ily and friends of Fiona (in­set) through 20 roses into the sea at Kil­more Quay to sym­bol­ise the 20 years the Bridgetown woman has been missing with­out trace.

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