Family offer reward to help find daughter's body

A murdered shop assistant's anguished family today offered a £10,000 ( €14,794) reward to help find her body.

A murdered shop assistant's anguished family today offered a £10,000 ( €14,794) reward to help find her body.

Lisa Dorrian vanished from a caravan site party along the Ards Peninsula in Northern Ireland two months ago.

Loyalist paramilitaries have been blamed for her killing.

But despite a massive air, land and sea hunt for the blonde 25-year-old's remains, police have so far drawn a blank.

In a bid to end their torment, the Dorrians made an emotional appeal for help.

Lisa's sisters Michelle and Joanne held hands as their father John told how their lives have been ruined.

He said: "We as a family are offering a reward of £10,000 to any one individual person or persons collectively who provides information that directly leads to the recovery of Lisa's body.

"We are not asking for information on who committed that horrific crime, we are purely asking for someone to tell us where our daughter is.

"We are destroyed over her death and will grieve for the rest of our lives. But we cannot grieve properly or try to move on until we have been able to give her a proper Christian burial.

"Lisa has been taken from us and it has ripped our lives apart, but someone, somewhere can answer our prayer and help us in locating her and lay her properly to rest."

His wife Patricia sobbed during the press conference as the intense strain on the family showed.

Three men have been questioned over her disappearance but later released.

Lisa went missing from the caravan park in Ballyhalbert, 10 miles from her home in Bangor, Co Down, on February 28.

She left behind her handbag and personal belongings.

Graffiti appeared soon after accusing the Loyalist Volunteer Force, a splinter terror group heavily involved in drugs and racketeering.

Messages painted on the entrance of the village's Moatlands Estate read: `PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland): ask the LVF where Lisa is' and `LVF drug-dealing scum'.

But today's appeal was not about bringing the killers to justice.

Joanne Dorrian urged whoever knew what happened to her sister to simply do the right thing for the family.

Her voice trembling with grief, she said: "Lisa was a beautiful, kind girl who was liked by everyone she met.

"We are begging you to help us. Please tell us where she is."

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