Major land and sea searches for missing Fermoy native Tina Satchwell have concluded without finding any trace of the 45-year-old, who went missing from her home in Youghal last March.
A large-scale search operation was carried out in the coastal town last weekend, with the Garda Water Unit, the Garda Dog Unit, the North Cork Garda Divisional Search team and army specialists involved in the search.
In a statement to The Avondhu this week, a Garda spokesperson said searches have concluded ‘for the time being’. Searches commenced in Youghal on Saturday morning and concluded later that evening after finding no trace of Ms Satchwell.
This was the latest development in the case that made national headlines after emotional appeals by her husband Richard Satchwell and family members on the RTÉ Crimecall programme back in June.
It was previously reported that two suitcases, possibly belonging to Ms Satchwell, were discovered by Mr Satchwell in a Tesco car park in Youghal in July. Ms Satchwell (nee Dingivan), originally from St Bernard’s Place in Fermoy, went missing in late March and her disappearance was reported to gardaí four days later.
Mr Satchwell said he returned home from a shopping trip on March 20 to discover his wife was not at home and two suitcases and approximately €26,000 were also gone.
Speaking on Crimecall, Richard appealed to his wife to come home. “Tina come home. There’s nobody mad at you. My arms are open. The pets are missing you. I just can’t go on not knowing. Even if you just ring the guards, let people know that you’re alright.”
Tina is described as being 5’6″ in height, of medium build with blue eyes and blonde hair.