Ireland Giedre Raguckaite, 29, Laytown, Dundalk, Co. Louth, 29 May 2018

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    A fresh appeal for information has been made a year on from the disappearance of a Lithuanian woman who was living in Dundalk.

    Giedre Raguckaite was last seen alive at a house in Laytown in Co Meath on 29 May last year.

    She was reported missing to gardaí in August.

    Gardaí have interviewed a number of people in connection with her disappearance, including two Lithuanian men she was last seen with.

    One of the men is believed to be involved in serious crime and is currently in prison on a separate matter.

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    Detectives have established that she was last seen alive at a house at the Beach Grove Estate in Laytown on 29 May.

    It is understood she was very intoxicated and was helped into the house by two men at around 11pm that night.

    Gardaí received reports she had been carried unconscious into the house and was put into an ice bath.

    They believe she was then taken from the house a few hours later, at around 1.45am by two Lithuanian men in a stolen Land Cruiser.

    Fresh appeal over disappearance of Giedre Raguckaite
     


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    There has been no sightings or contact with Giedre since that time.

    A number of hours before that, she made contact with a friend, and at approximately 6.30pm she called her father in Lithuania.

    She explained that she had been in a hotel that day for dinner and was socialising, although the location of this premises is currently unknown.

    It is believed she was in the Dundalk area until approximately 8pm, before she was assisted into the house in Laytown.

    Gardaí are looking to speak to anyone who may have seen Giedre socialising that day, or who observed her in the company of two men that evening.

    Giedre arrived in Ireland in early March 2018 and took up residence in Drogheda, before moving to College Heights, Hoey’s Lane in Dundalk at the end of April.

    She then moved out of that accommodation on 24 May 2018, and there were two sightings of her in the Dundalk area between that date and 29 May.

    Gardaí are looking for anyone who may have provided accommodation for Giedre between 24 and 25 May, or who may be aware of where she stayed or have any information in relation to her activities during that period.

    They have also asked anyone who in possession of or who is aware of the whereabouts of any personal items of Giedre’s that were left behind during that period to contact them.

    Gardaí issue fresh appeal for information about Giedre Raguckaite on first anniversary of her disappearance
     
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    Last month, gardaí said they had upgraded their investigation to one of murder. Earlier this week, they said they had received intelligence from a number of sources about Giedre’s death and, more importantly, about her killers.

    However, gardaí had been working in the background on this case for five months – liaising with their Lithuanian counterparts as well as police in England – especially those based in Norfolk – an area Giedre lived in prior to her moving to Louth.

    Her reasoning for moving to Ireland has not yet become clear. She did not have a job lined up and ended up working for a clothing charity collection company to get by.

    But investigators believe that the break up of her relationship is what caused her to fall in with a bad crowd – a group which included some well-known Lithuanian criminals.

    These people are known to gardai and are suspected of being part of a criminal organisation which runs prostitution and drugs across large parts of the country.

    Officers are in regular contact with their Lithuanian counterparts as well as Interpol and the UK police.

    Giedre’s family members have said that they believe her to be dead and now want her killers to be brought to justice.

    The prime suspects in the woman’s murder are two well-known Lithuanian men who are involved in organised crime.

    They operate a number of drug dealing rings as well as several brothels in the area. While gardaí currently have no evidence to suggest that Giedre was forced into prostitution or that she was trafficked, they are probing if her reluctance to enter the sex trade is what resulted in her death.

    Forensic teams have been combing a property in Laytown in Meath – a place where Giedre was allegedly raped and assaulted before being removed, unconscious, and driven to an area where her body was dumped.

    Gardai have received detailed intelligence from a number of people who claim they know what happened that night. It is not known if she died at the house or was brought to another location where she was killed and then dumped.

    Officers have two main suspects and a number of people of interest in this case. They are working with Lithuanian police to build a profile of these men. One of them is already in prison in Ireland and will be formally interviewed about Giedre’s disappearance in the coming days.

    The other man has gone to ground and gardai are asking UK and Lithuanian police to inform them if he has arrived into either of their jurisdictions. However, it is thought that he is still in Ireland.

    How a missing person's case in Louth became an international murder probe spanning three nations
     
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    No idea if there's a connection, just thought I'd post it up.
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    Sep 19 2018

    A WOMAN WHO died in a stabbing incident yesterday in Dundalk Co Louth has been named locally as Ingrida Maciokaite.

    The 31-year-old, originally from Lithuania, was killed at Linenhall Street in an apartment block at around 2.45pm yesterday afternoon.

    The young mother was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

    A 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation.

    Victim of Louth stabbing named locally as Ingrida Maciokaite (31)
     
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