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    Ireland - Fiona Pender, 25, Tullamore, 23 August 1996

    Fiona Pender is one of Irelands missing women. Unsolved disappearances throughout Ireland since the 1990s.
    I have started this thread as there has been new developments in this case. there has been an arrest and a suspect.


    23 August, 1996: Fiona Pender’s partner John Thompson left her apartment on Church Street, Tullamore, at 6am. This was the last time she was seen.
    24 August 1996: Pender’s family reported her missing to Gardaí (irish LE).


    http://www.thejournal.ie/fiona-pende...18028-Oct2014/

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    http://www.herald.ie/news/metal-dete...-30679337.html

    Gardai will use metal detectors and have obtained the services of a forensic anthropologist for the search of Fiona Pender's remains. The dig operation is expected to take place very soon.

    Sources say officers are "confident" of finding the remains of Fiona in Laois after new information came to light following the arrest of the main suspect in relation to serious separate alleged offences abroad...

    When searches get under way, metal detectors will be used - as Ms Pender had two metal pins inserted in her arm following an accident.

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    new search planned for tomorrow for fiona http://www.thejournal.ie/fiona-pende...14979-Dec2014/

    Investigators are to begin searching an area of ground in the county tomorrow.
    It follows reports in recent months that officers are close to making an arrest in the case, after new information passed on to them by police in another jurisdiction.
    Fiona, who worked as a hairdresser, was 25 when she disappeared in August 1996, and is presumed to have died.
    Gardaí confirmed this afternoon that a search will take place at a location near Portlaoise from tomorrow morning.
    good recap and timeline at link

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    Heartbreakingly, Fiona was 8 months pregnant at the time she vanished. If charges are forthcomjng, I hope the baby is taken into account too.

    Police say the new search will conclude next week and they'll be able to tell Fiona's parents if she's there or not. Interestingly, the article says information indicating the place to search came from a woman currently living with the chief suspect.

    http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish...issing-4840800
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    http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish...pender-8682079

    The heartbroken mother of missing Fiona Pender fears she could die before discovering what happened to her daughter.

    Josephine Pender has renewed her appeal for information on the 20th anniversary of Fiona's disappearance.

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    Mother of missing Fiona Pender passes away after lengthy battle with illness just weeks after 21st anniversary of disappearance
    Josephine became a national figure because of her efforts to find the remains of her daughter Fiona and her unborn grandchild.

    Speaking today following the news of the staunch campaigner’s passing, Tullamore’s Monsignor Sean Heaney said “the community of Tullamore was greatly saddened” by the news.

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    http://www.herald.ie/news/brother-of...-36164191.html
    The only surviving brother of missing Fiona Pender has called for a cold case review and told of his mother's hope for the chief suspect to be brought to justice.

    Pregnant Ms Pender (25) disappeared on August 22, 1996, from her flat in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

    Her mother, Josephine, a tireless campaigner for missing people, died nearly two weeks ago at the age of 68, leaving behind a son, John.
    Accident

    Her other son, Mark, died in a motorbike accident 14 months before part-time model Fiona's disappearance, while her husband, Sean, took his own life in 2000.

    In a hard-hitting statement, John Pender said he will continue to search for his missing sister.

    "I am calling for a full garda review, and/or a cold case review into my sister's case," he said.

    According to Mr Pender, there is a chief suspect in the disappearance and "that has never changed"
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    "I would like to thank the suspect's wife who reported him to police and claimed he told her, 'I'll do to you what I did to Fiona'.
    rbbm.



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