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Family thanks amazing volunteers after missing woman Karen Scott is found safe and well

More than 100 people helped in the search for the woman, who was last seen on Friday.


Updated 5.35pm

MISSING WOMAN KAREN Scott has been found safe and well.

The news was confirmed this afternoon after a large search for the Dubliner.

Gardaí said she was found safe and well in Dublin city centre. It’s understood she was found in the O’Connell St area and gardaí were contacted.

The search for 44-year-old Karen Scott, who has Down syndrome, had entered its fifth day today.

Scott had been missing since last Friday, when she left the house she shares with her mother and brother in Finglas at 3.30pm.

About 100 people had been looking for the missing woman around Finglas and the city centre, with a base set up at The Den youth centre in Finglas south.

Down Syndrome Ireland was also conducting a search, with a team meeting in the Phoenix Park this morning.

Gardaí initially said Karen was last seen in Phibsborough but the latest sighting was reported at a pub on Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 on Friday night.

A Facebook page, Help Bring Karen Home, had been set up to help coordinate the search. It’s been liked by nearly 5,000 people.

In an update this afternoon, the group thanked everybody who had helped bring Karen home.

“The amazing volunteers, neighbors, and everyone that shared, comment and emailed this page. Without your help nothing was possible. We will be forever grateful Karen is safe and back where she belongs.

“Thanks to all the local businesses that helped with printing posters, donating water and other supplies (DID, Tesco and many more). Thanks to R&B cafe for the constant tea and sandwich supply. All I can say is THANK YOU ALL AGAIN XXXXX”

Additional reporting: Isabel Hayes, Aoife Barry and Sinéad O’Carroll

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