16/09/2019

PSNI & Garda Search For Murdered Belfast Woman

PSNI and Gardai officers are carrying out searches in Co Louth for a woman originally from Belfast who is believed to have been murdered.

Saoirse Smyth was last seen in the city on 11 April 2017 and detectives believe she returned to her home in Omeath, County Louth, later that day.

Gardai are today searching an area of the Louth town in the hope of finding answers for her family.

Ms Smyth hasn't made contact with anyone since the day she was last seen, which her friends and family say is highly unusual.
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Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney of the PSNI said: "Today Police are making an appeal for information about the circumstances leading to Saoirse's disappearance and murder. We are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who had seen Saoirse or was in contact with her since January 2017.

"Saoirse's family have been left devastated and they deserve to know what has happened to her. Anyone with any information about her disappearance should contact Detectives at the PSNI incident room Ladas Drive on 101 or 02890700355.

"Alternatively information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."



(JG/CM)

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