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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Sister's desperate bid to find missing Esra one year on

A HEARTBROKEN sister is returning to Ireland in a desperate bid to find the missing mother-of-one who vanished almost one year ago.

To mark the first anniversary of Esra Uyrun's disappearance, sister Berna Fidan, who lives in London, will return to Bray, Co Wicklow, where Esra was last seen 12 months ago.

It will be a last-ditch attempt to make contact with someone in the seaside town who could hold the key to finding her.

Ahead of her trip, Berna has pleaded with the Irish public to help her in her desperate bid to trace Esra.

Esra, who is originally from Turkey, and who is mother of three-year-old Emin, has not been seen since February 23, after leaving her Clondalkin home to go to the shops.



Sinister

Following a sea and land search, Esra's car, a silver Renault Twingo, was discovered in a car park in Bray. Her family say she did not take her own life and believe something more sinister happened.

"I'm coming to Bray to try to find my sister and try to keep the awareness going about her," said Berna from her London home yesterday.

"I'll be putting up posters, talking to gardai, and trying to talk to people who may have been on holidays in Bray around this time last year to see if they remember anything, something that might help us find Esra."

Gardai are also due to put out another appeal for Esra on RTE's Crime Call programme towards the end of this month.

"We are so desperate for any clues and I can't believe that a full year has almost gone by and no one has come forward with any information," Berna said. "I have driven myself mad over the year and now it's time for some form of closure -- good or bad."

Esra has blonde hair and green eyes, and is described as having a slim build. She is 5ft 3in and was wearing black leggings, white Nike runners, a black tee-shirt, a black jumper or a dark blue denim jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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