AN uncle of missing Limerick teenager Chloe Kinsella has pleaded with her to give her family “a breather” and to get in contact with them.
In an emotional plea today, Matthew Franklin said he’s just waiting to bring his 15-year-old niece home to her mother.
“Get in contact with us please Chloe and give us a breather,” he said on RTE Radio One.
“Everybody has gone out of their way doing everything to try and find you.
“I’m just waiting to go into town there some night, put you into my car and bring you home to your mother, Chloe.
“That’s all I want to do. Please if you hear this, come home, make a phonecall and get in contact with us.”
In a bid to get in contact with Chloe or for information on his niece’s whereabouts, Franklin continued, “Do it, please do it Chloe, we need that, come on.”
Gardai have said they had “no information” to suggest Chloe had been abducted or murdered.
She disappeared last Saturday night after leaving her family home in Kileely, Co Limerick.
Garda sniffer dogs led officers from her bedroom, over a wall and into a nearby school. However Chloe's scent ran cold outside the school at a busy road.
Meanwhile, her older sister Linsey (23) has said she’s beginning to “lose hope”.
"It's day four. Every day that passes, it's kind of fading, and you are kind of losing hope.
"I think personally someone out there has her, because Chloe would have come home (by now). That's what I think, that she is being held."
"It is not a murder investigation, it's a missing person's case. The searches are ongoing. There is a big garda search liaising with all the search groups and the community. There is great co-operation between the family, Chloe's friends, gardai and the search teams," a garda said.
Chloe's mother, Shirley, thanked those searching for her youngest daughter, and said: "I'm devastated, and the longer the days go on it's worse. There's no ending to it. I just hope to God that she comes home safe, that's the main thing."