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JASTINE VALDEZ: Missing from Enniskerry, Ireland - 19 May 2018 - Age 24 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Europe: Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, May 20, 2018.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Woman, 24, missing near Enniskerry, Co Wicklow following reports that pedestrian was bundled into an SUV in the area


    Gardai in Bray are appealing for information after the disappearance of a woman near Enniskerry.

    24-year-old Jastine Valdez was last seen when she left her home in Enniskerry Co. Wicklow yesterday afternoon.

    She was reported missing by her family late last night.

    Her reported disappearance followed an earlier incident near Enniskerry when Gardai received a report of a female pedestrian being forced into a car on the (R760) south of Enniskerry.


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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Gardai warn members of the public not to approach this vehicle after woman 'forced into car'

    Gardai have warned members of the public to be on the lookout for a Nissan Qashqai with a reg 171 D 20419.

    People are asked not to approach the car and to ring the gardai if they spot it.

    The car is linked to the ongoing search for missing woman Jastine Valdez who was last seen on Saturday evening.

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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Gardai ‘extremely concerned’ for welfare of missing 24-year-old student Jastine Valdez after phone is recovered from Wicklow road where it’s believed she was abducted

    GARDAI have discovered the mobile phone of missing 24-year-old Jastine Valdez on the side of a road in Enniskerry area of Co Wicklow near where she is believed to been abducted.

    It is very unusual for her to be without her mobile while contact with her mother has stopped, according to Supt Paul Hogan, of Bray Garda Station, who gave a press briefing this evening.

    “It is highly unusual for her not to be in contact with her mother, she has regular contact with her mother via Facebook all the time and that has stopped so we’re extremely concerned,” Supt Hogan said.

    Bray Garda Station first received a report at 11.20pm last night regarding the missing woman.

    Gardai believe this report was linked to an earlier incident yesterday evening where a female was seen being “bundled into a car”.

    Earlier today, in relation to the investigation, gardai issued a warning about a black Nissan Qashqai with the registration number 171 D 20419.

    They appealed for anyone has spotted the car not to approach it but to call gardai immediately instead.

    Supt Hogan said: “We’re working very diligently trying to work out where she is. It’s unusual obviously for a young person to be without their mobile phone and
    we’re asking the public for their support in trying to locate this young girl”.

    “We are extremely concerned for her welfare and her safety, if anybody can help us to locate her it would be very much appreciated,” he added.

    Gardai have enlisted the help of the Air Support Unit, as well as search teams, and hope to get help from the Civil Defence.

    Ms Valdez is described as an only child, originally from The Philippines and has been in Ireland for the past three years.

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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Suspect in abduction of Jastine Valdez shot by armed gardai

    A man has been shot during the search for kidnap victim Jastine Valdez, Gardai have confirmed.

    A man, believed to be in his 40s, is the chief suspect in the abduction of the 24-year-old, who has been missing since Saturday night.

    Jastine was last seen making her way home to Enniskerry on Saturday evening, when an eyewitness claims she saw her being bundled into a car by a man.

    Up to 10 squad cars, as well as a Garda helicopter, were on scene when armed gardai shot a man believed to be the suspect.

    His condition is reportedly critical. The search for Jastine continues.

    Gardai confirmed in a statement on Sunday: ‘Gardai investigating the disappearance of Jastine Valdez interacted with the driver of a vehicle at approximately 8pm this evening in the Cherrywood area of Dublin.

    ‘An official Garda firearm was discharged. The incident has been referred to GSOC as per protocol.

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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Man wanted in connection with missing woman dies after being shot by garda

    A man wanted in connection with abduction of Jastine Valdez (24) in Co Wicklow on Saturday has died.

    He died after being shot by a Garda member in a confrontation at the Cherrywood Industrial Estate near Bray. Gardaí believe the man was armed.

    A manhunt had been underway for the man whom gardaí were told was seen forcing Ms Valdez into his car in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. She remains unaccounted for at this time.

    The man lives in the county with his partner and children. He is in employment and failed to return home on Saturday night into Sunday. He also remained unaccounted for all throughout today.

    His partner was on Sunday made aware the Garda was looking for him in her car in connection with the disappearance of Ms Valdez.

    The suspect gardaí were seeking had no criminal record. And at this stage gardaí were unaware of any links between him and Ms Valdez.

    “If there are links they appear to be secret; nobody has been able to tell us of any connection at all,” said one source.

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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Body found in search for missing Filipino student Jastine Valdez

    Police in Ireland have found a woman's body during a search for a Filipino student who was reportedly abducted close to her home on Saturday. The case has dominated headlines in the country after a frantic search was launched for the 24-year-old over the weekend.

    Ireland's national police -- the Gardaí -- confirmed to CNN that the body of a woman had been located but that it had not yet been formally been identified. In the same statement, police also asked for privacy for the woman's family.

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Suspect in Jastine Valdez case recalled as a ‘quiet man’

    The man shot dead by gardaí on Sunday, and who is believed to have abducted 24-year-old student Jastine Valdez, has been described as a “quiet man” by several people who knew him growing up.

    Mark Hennessy, a 40-year-old construction worker, was living in Bray, Co Wicklow, with his partner and two children at the time of his death, but grew up in a house in Cromlech Fields, Ballybrack, south Co Dublin.

    Most neighbours who remembered Hennessy growing up described him as a “quiet young man” who came from a very “well-respected family”.

    One man living several doors down from the family home said his son, who grew up with Hennessy, had said he was a “strange boy”.He also described him as a “quiet boy” who kept to himself a lot as a child and was not one to stand out from the crowd.

    Hennessy had two convictions dating to the late 1990s, when he would have been in his 20s and still living in Ballybrack.

    He was convicted of abusive behaviour while intoxicated in a public place and separately for possession of cannabis in Dublin city centre.


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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Gardaí fear Jastine was random victim; Murder probe as body set to be identified

    Gardaí are to conduct a detailed examination of the mobile phones and digital devices of Mark Hennessy and Jastine Valdez to determine if there was any contact between them — but suspect she may have been a completely random victim.

    If the attack is confirmed to be random, gardaí may also examine Hennessy, a married father of two young children, in relation to other unsolved attacks or missing person cases.

    The development comes as the garda search operation for Ms Valdez yesterday turned to a murder investigation with the discovery of a female body in dense gorse in the Rathmichael area of south Co Dublin.

    While the body was in the process of being formally identified last night, gardaí believe the remains are those of the 24-year-old Filipino student.


    Killer's note guides gardaí to Jastine

    The suspect in the abduction and murder of a young student left a note detailing where he had dumped her body after he strangled her.

    The Irish Independent can reveal that tragic Ms Valdez was murdered near the scene where her body was dumped.

    Investigators are now searching their DNA database to see if Hennessy is linked to any other unsolved crimes.

    Despite the suspect in her disappearance being found and killed, it was not until shortly after 3pm yesterday that gardaí discovered the body of Ms Valdez. It has now emerged the murder suspect left a note covered in blood in his car in which he told gardaí he had dumped the Filipino woman's remains in the Puck's Castle Lane area of Rathmichael in south Dublin.

    Gardaí are also investigating reports that Hennessy was socialising in a pub in the Ballybrack area on Saturday night.

    It is believed he went drinking just hours after Ms Valdez's abduction.

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  9. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Just sick. :(
    So sorry that Jastine's life was cut short in such a horrific way and for Jastine's family. :candle:
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Post-mortem examination finds Jastine Valdez died by strangulation

    A post-mortem examination has found that Jastine Valdez died by strangulation.

    A note left in the car used in the abduction of the 24-year-old pointed gardaí to the place where a body was discovered yesterday in south county Dublin.

    Specialist forensic tests on the note found in the car driven by the suspected killer Mark Hennessy are continuing today, but it has been established that the note also expressed remorse.

    Gardaí say within ten minutes of receiving a call about the abduction, the garda helicopter was in the air and three patrol cars were searching for a woman.

    It is believed Ms Valdez was strangled within 45 minutes of her abduction.

    A murder investigation is now under way, but with the only suspect now dead, the file being prepared will most likely be for the Coroner's Court rather than the Central Criminal Court.

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  11. Kimster

    Kimster Administrator Staff Member

    The remains of murdered Jastine Valdez have been released to her family five days after she was killed by Mark Hennessy (40).

    Members of the public will have an opportunity to pay their respects to the 24-year-old from the Philippines when her remains lie in repose at a funeral home in Bray, Co Wicklow.

    They will lie in repose at Thomas Murphy & Sons funeral home, Boghall Road, Bray, between 2pm and 6pm on Friday.

    Afterwards, the murder victim’s body will be flown to the Philippines, the homeland she left for Ireland three years ago.


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