Friday 21 July 2017

Husband of missing Tina willing to take lie detector test

Richard Satchwell, husband of missing Tina Satchwell, in Youghal Harbour near their home on Grattan Street. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Richard Satchwell, husband of missing Tina Satchwell, in Youghal Harbour near their home on Grattan Street. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

The husband of missing Cork woman Tina Satchwell (45) has offered to undergo a lie detector test to prove to everyone he has "nothing to hide" in relation to her disappearance.

The offer from Richard Satchwell came as he admitted he was very upset by some of the things being said about him, particularly on social media.

Mr Satchwell repeated his plea for his wife to make contact with him, her family or the gardaí. "I have nothing to hide," he said. "If I was asked to take a lie detector test, I would take one.

"My wife is going to turn back up or she is going to get in touch with the gardaí. One way or another this will all come out and, in time, it will be shown that I have done nothing."

Mr Satchwell agreed to do a final interview with TV3 to issue a fresh appeal for information.

Tina vanished from the couple's home in Youghal on March 20 and, despite a major Garda appeal for her, no trace has been found.

She was reported missing on March 24.

Mr Satchwell returned from an errand in Dungarvan on March 20 to find Tina gone and her house keys on the ground.

"I have tried everything (to find her)," he added.

Tina had no passport, her mobile phone was left in her home and her bank account has not been accessed.

"There is no describing the feelings that go through your body (when you realise something is wrong)," Mr Satchwell said.

"To say your world starts falling apart when you are not sure of stuff is an understatement. I miss her laughing, I miss her smiles, there is absolutely no joy left. I miss it all."

Irish Independent

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