September 28, 2023

‘It’s time for Jojo to come back home to her family’ – heartbreaking plea by sister of missing Kilkenny woman

Today marks the 24th anniversary of the disappearance of a young Kilkenny woman, who was last seen in a county Kildare village.

The family of Jo Jo Dullard, who was just 21-years-old when she disappeared, have taken to social media to appeal for anyone who may have even the smallest piece of information, to come forward and help them find her.

The young Callan woman was snatched from the roadside near Moone, county Kildare while hitchhiking back home from Dublin. She was last seen on this day in 1995 and was calling a friend from the public phone box in Moone, county Kildare when taken.

A year-and-a-half after Jo Jo was last seen, gardai received reports that a woman fitting Jo Jo’s description was seen in Castledermot, county Kildare shortly after her disappearance.

More reports emerged about an incident later that night, where a woman was seen being hauled barefoot into the rear of a car by two unidentified men in Dunkitt, Kilmacow.

Jo Jo’s sister Kathleen Bergin took to Facebook to reissue a post from Kildare Crime and Prevention that imagined what Jo Jo may have been thinking the night she disappeared.

At the bottom of that post, Kathleen added her own broken-hearted appeal.

“When someone goes missing, it has a devastating effect on the family, her friends and the community.

“Our brother Tom and sister Mary have passed away not knowing what happened to Jo. She poured her heart and her soul into trying to find her, even up to the last moments of her life. It’s time for Jojo to come back home to her family and be laid to rest with her Mam and Dad.

“We cannot solve this without the public’s help. Please come forward with any information, no matter how small,” Kathleen’s appeal ended.

This Sunday at 1pm, a service to remember Jo Jo will be held at the Missing Persons Monument in Castle Park, Kilkenny.

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