February 28, 2024

Investigation into missing Kilkenny woman upgraded to murder inquiry

Gardai have upgraded the investigation into the disappearance of Kilkenny woman Jo Jo Dullard to a murder inquiry.

The hugely significant development comes as senior gardai will hold a media briefing on their investigation into the disappearance and murder of the Calllan woman in November, 1995.

A Garda spokesperson confirrmed: “An Garda Síochána will be confirming that the investigation into the disappearance of Josephine “Jo Jo” Dullard is now classified as a murder investigation.”

Jo Jo went missing from Moone in Co Kildare in 1995. The 21-year-old was working in Callan and travelled to Dublin on Thursday, November 9. Jo Jo missed the last direct bus home that night so she got a bus to Naas and then hitched two lifts to get to Moone.

While she was in a phonebox in Moone telling a friend where she was, a car stopped for her and that was the last anyone heard from her.

The status of the case changed following an examination by the Serious Crime Review Team.

More details to follow.

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