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Murder of Fiona Sinnott in February 1998

Murder of Fiona Sinnott in February 1998

The Gardaí at Wexford Garda Station are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and murder of nineteen year old Fiona Sinnott who is missing since February 1998.

Fiona was just nineteen years old and had an eleven month old baby girl. She lived in Ballyhitt, Broadway, Wexford. She was in the process of planning a birthday party for her daughter and was looking forward to attending her sister Diane’s 21st Birthday party at the end of February.

On the 8th February Fiona was at home at Ballyhitt, some friends called over to her and they went to a local pub, Butlers arriving there at around 5pm.

Fiona stayed here socialising with friends for the evening before leaving the pub at around midnight. She was never seen again.

An extensive investigation was launched and a number of searches and enquiries were conducted.

Recently, a fresh forensic examination took place at Fiona’s home in Ballyhitt, with developments in forensic science & techniques, An Garda Síochána and Forensic Science Ireland can gather evidence that was impossible to detect from crime scenes nineteen years ago and with advances in DNA technology and databases they can now compare unknown crime stains with profiles on the DNA database.

Fiona’s mother Mary and Sister Diane make an emotional appeal for information from the public and plead for help to bring closure to the family.


• Given the passage of time, Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the disappearance and murder of Fiona Sinnott to come forward.

• Between midnight and 12.30am on the 9th February at Kisha Cross junction, a man and a woman were seen having a dispute or argument, two other men, in their late teens or early twenties were also seen standing nearby. These people have never been identified and Gardaí would like these 4 people to come forward now.

• Gardaí are interested in the movements of Fiona in the days prior to her disappearance, where you in her company or can you offer any assistance to this investigation, please come forward. 

Gardai at Wexford  Garda Station are investigating    -   telephone 053 916 5200