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Gardaí investigating whether suitcases found in car park are connected to missing Tina Satchwell

The suitcases were reportedly spotted by her husband Richard.

Tina Satchwell has been missing from her home in Youghal since March.
Tina Satchwell has been missing from her home in Youghal since March.
Image: Gardaí

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING whether two suitcases found in a supermarket car park in Cork are connected with the disappearance of Tina Satchwell.

The 45-year-old woman has been missing from her home in Youghal, Co Cork since 20 March 2017. She was reported missing four days later by her husband Richard.

Numerous appeals to trace her whereabouts have been unsuccessful.

Suitcases found in the car park of the Tesco supermarket in Youghal have now been removed by gardaí to be examined to establish if they are relevant to the investigation.

TV3 News is reporting that it was told by Richard Satchwell that he spotted the suitcases in the car park and that gardaí were informed.

He reportedly told TV3 News that the suitcases were beside a recycling bin and that he spotted them when he was driving into the car park.

Richard Satchwell has made several media appearances following his wife’s disappearance. In a previous interview with TV3 he said he had “done nothing wrong” and criticised some elements of the media for their coverage of the case.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Crimecall in June, Richard Satchwell made an emotional plea for his wife to “come home”.

Anyone with information on Tina’s disappearance is asked to contact Midleton Garda Station on 021-4621550.

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