Gardaí renew appeal for missing woman in Cork, ask owners to check any unoccupied holiday homes

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Gardaí renew appeal for missing woman in Cork, ask owners to check any unoccupied holiday homes
Gardaí renew appeal for missing woman in Cork, ask owners to check any unoccupied holiday homes
Frankie Devlin has been missing since October 5
Frankie Devlin has been missing since October 5

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for a missing woman in Cork, and said she may appear as “confused or distressed”.

Frankie Devlin (67), has been missing from the Garryvoe area of Midleton, Cork since around 10.45pm on Saturday.

She is described as being 5’8, of slim build, with blonde hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a black dress, black top with a red and black jacket.

There is a large number of mobile homes and holiday homes in the area. Gardaí have now asked owners of any unoccupied holiday homes, who have not already done so, to arrange to have their property inspected and contact Gardaí.

They also noted that there was considerable traffic in the Garryvoe area on the night of October 5. They are appealing for any motorists travelling on or after 10.45pm who may have dashcam footage to come forward.

Search: Killian Devlin, son of missing Frankie Devlin, at Garryvoe, east Cork, during the hunt for his 67-year-old mother who went missing on Saturday, October 5. PHOTO: DARAGH McSWEENEY

Search: Killian Devlin, son of missing Frankie Devlin, at Garryvoe, east Cork, during the hunt for his 67-year-old mother who went missing on Saturday, October 5. PHOTO: DARAGH McSWEENEY

Search: Killian Devlin, son of missing Frankie Devlin, at Garryvoe, east Cork, during the hunt for his 67-year-old mother who went missing on Saturday, October 5. PHOTO: DARAGH McSWEENEY

Earlier this week, the family of Frankie Devlin (67) said it appeared as if she had vanished off the face of the Earth.

“So we are in a living hell. It is soul destroying. Every scenario has gone through our heads. We don’t know.”

Killian Devlin said he realised something was wrong when he came to Cork to visit his mother.

“I came down from Dublin to sort the chimney (out for her) and she wasn’t at home,” he told Cork’s RedFM.

“And I thought ‘oh she has probably gone to a car boot sale.’ Then in the afternoon I thought she might have gone to a match. In and around that time I got a phone call from my sister asking me did I hear from mother? The phone was off. Now I didn’t think it was as as serious as it turned out.

“On Saturday night she went to Garryvoe Hotel for a school reunion. She was last seen on CCTV at 10.45pm. There hasn’t been a shoe, a bag, an earring nothing. It is as if she has vanished off the face of the Earth. The Coast Guard have been absolutely fantastic. They were out in kayaks. We are in Garryvoe Bay at the moment.

“Rescue 117 (helicopter) is flying overhead. They can’t launch the rib because the weather is too bad. Last night they asked for some volunteers for a search team to walk along the beaches looking at seaweed for a shoe, a bag, an earring and something like that.

“The local people have been fantastic. The Gardaí are very supportive. The Coast Guard have been superb. My mam was afraid of water. She nearly drowned as a child. So she would never have gone in to the water.

“All of the volunteers are combing the beaches. We have the Coast Guard doing the cliffs and the rocks. We have the gardai going in towards Ladysbridge with sniffer dogs. The Cork City Missing Persons have come down with cadaver dogs God forbid.

“She had a lift down with her friend and a lift home (that night) and they thought she was after getting a spin home.

“She does love these events. Car boots and meals and all that kind of stuff she loves all that.

“We would like to thank the people of Cork. Someone has to know something. She has to be somewhere. She didn’t just vanish off the face of the Earth. If anyone has information ..even check your outhouses… we would really appreciate it.”

Gardaí would like to thank all persons who have come forward to date and ask anyone who has any information and has not yet come forward to contact Midleton Garda Station on 021 462 1550 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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Source: Irish