Jo Jo's family look for light at the end of the tunnel

Jo Jo's family look for light at the end of the tunnel

It is more than probable, according to reliable garda sources, that Missing Callan woman Jo Jo Dollard was the young woman who ran barefooted from a car at Dunkitt, Kilmacow on the night she went missing.

However, Jo Jo's sister Kathleen Bergin is still keeping an open mind and has made a heart felt plea to those who may have harmed Jo Jo or to those who might know something about her disappearance. “Time has moved on and those who may know something might now be in a position to talk,” she did.

“Maybe they saw or overheard something or noticed something suspicious

“Please don't be afraid. Come forward and end our suffering,” she said as she stood by the missing persons monument in the Kilkenny Castle Park, with her sister Mary, on the 20th anniversary of Jo Jo's disappearance.

“If there is someone out there who does know of someone who has harmed Jo Jo, realise you are protecting a killer who may strike again,” she said. Jo Jo wen missing at 11.30pm on Thursday, November 9, 1995 while phoning a friend from the public phone box in Moone - which was later removed.

A girl fitting her description was seen in Castledermot shortly afterwards. Nearly an hour later at Dunkitt, Kilmacow a young girl was hauled, barefoot, back into the rear of a car by two unidentified men.

This information only came to light 15 months after Jo Jo's disappearance. Gardai are following a number of leads in the case at present.

Any information to Kildare gardai on 045527730.