Karen Buckley's parents: ‘We are desperate to get her back and safe with her family’

“We just want Karen home safely, we are desperate. She is our only daughter, we love her dearly.”

Karen Buckley's parents: ‘We are desperate to get her back and safe with her family’

“You know, some crazy excuse for Karen’s disappearance, you know, that she turns up safe and sound somewhere. We are all just hoping because that’s all you can really do now and just put our trust in the police in Glasgow,” he said.

He said his sister’s sudden disappearance was completely out of character. “It’s just very strange. She would always contact anyone, she would always come home. So it’s just very strange. I don’t know what could have happened, but it’s not like her to just disappear, so it’s out of character.”

He said when he got the news he had hoped there was a simple explanation.

“Monday morning I woke up and my brother told me she was missing and that was it. That was all we knew.

“WThat was Sunday night back in the UK and we were just hoping Karen would turn up. Maybe her phone went dead or she lost her phone something like that. It happens,” he said.

Mr Buckley encouraged anyone with information to come forward. “If anyone has information, recognises her, that’s just vital for the police. That’s the main reason behind the Facebook page just getting awareness out there.”

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