Update 12:30PM: According to the Wexford People newspaper, the sisters of Fiona Sinnott have denied that a private dig is currently underway. However, two possible dig sites have been identified. The family are now waiting on the go-ahead from Operation Trace before they can be searched.
According to The Independent, the family of missing Wexford woman Fiona Sinnott have started their own private dig. The 19-year-old, who was last seen in public at Butler’s Bar in Broadway, has been missing since the 8th of February, 1998.
The search for Fiona has been carried out with the assistance of Trace Missing Persons Ireland, which is a charity organisation that uses specially-trained cadaver dogs to search for human remains and forensic evidence. A digger has also been lent to the family by a local firm to help aid in the search.
While speaking to The Independent, members of Fiona’s family said they had been approached by ‘reliable sources’ with new information.
In recent times, the focus of the search for Fiona has shifted towards a specific site in the south-east.
If you have information about the disappearance of Fiona Sinnott, please contact any Garda Station or phone the Garda Confidential Phoneline on 1800 666111.
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