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'Our poor mum is inconsolable and there’s nothing we can say' - Appeal on fifth anniversary of missing woman

Charlotte Murray was reported missing in May 2013.

Charlotte Murray
Charlotte Murray
Image: PSNI/Murray family

POLICE IN THE North and the family of Charlotte Murray have made an appeal as the fifth anniversary of her disappearance passes.

Charlotte was reported missing in May 2013 but had not been in contact with family or friends since October/November 2012. She was originally from Omagh but had been living in Moy.

A poignant video message from Charlotte’s sisters and nephew, along with the Senior Investigating Officer in the case, Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan, is being posted across PSNI’s social media channels.

Charlotte’s twin sister Denise Murray, who spoke on behalf of her family, said: “Our sister Charlotte’s disappearance is one of the most horrific experiences we have ever faced in our lives.

“It’s heart-breaking to know that Charlotte’s out there somewhere and we can’t do anything to help her.

Since our sister went missing in late 2012 our emotions have been all over the place. Hope has been our friend in this nightmare so far and we cling on to it. Guilt is one emotion we all feel. We feel guilty about going on with our everyday lives as Charlotte will never get the opportunity to continue on with hers.

“Charlotte has missed so many family events and celebration and that constantly reminds us that Charlotte is not here with us. Christmas is a really sad time for our family also – we’ll be spending our 6th Christmas without her this year.

“Loss is an emotion we suffer as we wake up each day and go to sleep each night. We are in mourning but we have no special place to go to remember Charlotte.

“We also feel each other’s pain. Our poor mum is inconsolable and there’s nothing we can say or do to help ease her pain. She gave Charlotte life and not knowing what happened to her is heart-breaking for our mum.”

PastedImage-88849 Items similar to Charlotte Murray's phone and engagement ring. Source: PSNI

Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: “For five years, Charlotte’s family and friends have suffered intolerable grief. They can’t move on with their lives until they know what has happened to her.

If you have any information no matter how small please contact detectives in Gough on 101 extension 34233.

Police say that they are specifically informing the public about Charlotte’s engagement ring and her mobile phone.

The ring has a gold band with diamonds and also has a hexagon shape in the centre containing multiple diamond stones .Charlotte’s mobile phone was a Samsung Galaxy Y S5360.

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