Family of missing Offaly woman to lay wreath in memory

Family of missing Offaly woman to lay wreath in memory

The family and friends of missing Offaly woman Fiona Pender will lay a wreath in her memory today.

It's 16 years since the 25-year-old pregnant hairdresser dissapeared from her flat on Church street in Tullamore.

Just over a year before she vanished, Fiona's brother Mark was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Her father Sean took his own life in 2000 -- a death her mother Josephine attributes to his heartbreak over the loss of his children: "It gets worse because you're left with everything to deal with and it's gone on so long."


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