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Gardaí renew appeal for missing person Deirdre Jacob

It has been 18 years since the 18-year-old was last seen.

GARDAÍ HAVE RENEWED an appeal for missing person Deirdre Jacob.

Last seen on 28 July 1998, the 18-year-old was seen walking into Newbridge town, Kildare to get a bank draft.

She had been due to start into her second year of teacher training in Twickenham in England, and had been on her way to send a rent deposit to her friend.

Now, on the 18th anniversary of her disappearance, gardaí are asking anyone with any information to come forward.

When last seen, she had been wearing a navy v-neck t-shirt with a white trim on its collar and sleeves, navy or black straight jeans and blue Nike runners.

She was carrying a distinctive black satchel-type bag with long shoulder straps and the word CAT in large yellow letters.

In a statement issued today, gardaí have noted that this bag was never found, and want to hear from anyone who has ever found or noticed a bag similar to the one described.

She is described as being 5′ 3” in height with a slim build, grey/ green eyes and dark chin length hair.

Her parents made a renewed appeal for information about her in an episode of RTÉ’s Crimecall last year. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or Newbridge Garda Station on 045 431212.

Read: ‘It just never goes away’: Parents of Deirdre Jacob still hoping for answers

Also: Link between Larry Murphy and Deirdre Jacob ‘not as strong as people think’

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