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Missing Person Imelda Keena who is missing since Monday 3/1/94

Gardaí in Waterford are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of twenty two year old Imelda Keenan who is missing since Monday 3rd January 1994 in Waterford. Missing Person – Imelda Keenan

Imelda was originally from Mountmellick, Co. Laois, but had settled in Waterford City where she lived in an apartment with her boyfriend.

On the day she went missing, Imelda had indicated to her boyfriend that she was going to the post office in the town, she left her apartment at 1.30pm and walked down William Street onto Lombard Street. The last definite sighting of Imelda is at this time when she was seen crossing the road by a local doctor’s secretary who knew her well. The secretary and a friend observed Imelda crossing the road at the corner of the Tower Hotel and Lombard Street.

Imelda was reported missing by her brother, Edward the following day.

There have been no further positive sightings of Imelda, despite an extensive Garda investigation into her disappearance which has continued up to today.

An age profile picture was compiled of Imelda some time ago, Imelda would be 48 years old today.


  • Anyone who may have seen Imelda Keenan on this date (Bank Holiday) –
  • Appealing to persons who may have resided or frequented 4/5 William Street Waterford during this period
  • Appealing to other people who may have resided in the vicinity or who may have had business in the vicinity.
  • Appealing to anyone that knew Imelda Keenan particularly people from Mountmellick and Waterford to come forward with any information that may assist in Garda enquires.  

To date:

Numerous Appeals both locally and nationally
Numerous searches including on land and water using resource’s including the Sub Aqua Unit and Divisional Search Team
AGS have liaised with the Welsh Police and Manchester Interpol in relation to DNA profiles and bodies recovered
Imelda Keenan’s PPS No. has never been activated or Credit Union account accessed. Last payment collected on a date between the 20th and 24th of December. 

Gardaí at Waterford Garda Station are investigating tel: (051) 305 300