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Missing Fiona Sinnott
Missing Fiona Sinnott

The family of missing Fiona Sinnott has spoken of their heartache at marking birthdays and holding out hope that she would one day walk through the door.

They also scotched rumours that the teenager had simply fled her Wexford home at the age of 19.

She went missing in February 1998 from the home that she was living in with her infant daughter.

Her family is carrying out their own private investigations and dig as they search for a breakthrough.

Fiona's father Pat died 11 years ago at the age of 59 - a "broken-hearted" man having waited at the gate of his house every single evening since February 9, 1998, for his youngest child to return home.

Seventeen-and-a-half years later, Fiona has still not returned.

"We were a close family and it was coming up to my 21st birthday party and she was all excited and we were to go shopping in Waterford," her older sister Diane said.

"I thought when the 21st birthday party [came], I thought sure as anything she was going to walk in the door," added her mother Mary.

"We all did. And then we knew then after that night, and the next day was the first birthday party ... we knew there was something wrong."

Her sister said: "She didn't just take off and she didn't just vanish, no, no."

Fiona's family strongly believes that a number of people hold extremely valuable information. "We are asking anyone out there that knows anything to come forward, because I believe people do know, more than one person. I definitely believe that people out there do know more," said Diane.

Fiona was last seen in public on February 8, 1998, leaving Butler's pub in Broadway, Co Wexford

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