Inquest opens into woman's pilgrimage death

The inquest will be heard today into the death of a woman who mysteriously disappeared while on pilgrimage in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The inquest will be heard today into the death of a woman who mysteriously disappeared while on pilgrimage in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Winnie Brady, 59, from Kilbarrick, Dublin, went missing during a trip to Medjugorje last September.

Her body was found more than four months later on a remote hillside 3km from the guesthouse where she had been staying.

An autopsy ruled out a violent death.

Ms Brady, who suffered from arthritis, had decided to stay at her guesthouse while her friends went to a Mass.

The mother of five was last seen going for a walk.

Her passport, money, medication and cigarettes were left in her bedroom.

Despite numerous searches of the area and nearby mountains, police found no trace of the missing woman.

When her body was found she was still wearing jewellery, which her family identified from photographs.

Mrs Brady’s husband Stephen will be among her family members at the hearing in Dublin County Coroner’s Court.

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