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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Missing Esra's keys found in chip shop

Published 23/05/2012|10:00

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A SET OF KEYS belonging to missing woman Esra Uyryn was found in a chip shop in Clondalkin recently.

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Esra vanished on February 23, 2011, and her car was found parked by the seafront in Bray that day. CCTV captured the car in a near-collision with a Skoda Octavia in the area at around 8.40 that morning.

Her sister Berna Fidan, who lives in the UK, was in Ireland earlier this year to continue putting up posters and trying to jog people's memories of Esra in both Dublin and Bray.

'I put a poster up in the chip shop in Neilstown and left. The owner came running back out of the shop and handed my sister's car keys to me,' said Berna.

The owner said that the keys had been found on a second counter in the shop some time before Christmas and hung up on a hook. There was a photograph of Esra and her son Emin on the keys which he recognised as soon as the poster was put up in his window.

Berna explained that while Esra and her husband Ozzie had lost a set of keys six months prior to her disappearance, this particular set only emerged a year after that date, despite family members having been in the local shop numerous times during that period.

Esra left her Clondalkin home at 7.15 a.m. to go to the shops. She never returned and her silver Renault was found parked close to Bray Head later that same day.

Mrs. Uyrun, who is Turkish born but has an English accent, is described as around 5'5", with blonde highlighted hair, hazel eyes, and a Mediterranean complexion.

Gardaí confirmed that the keys found in Neilstown do fit the car. 'We do not know how a car can be in Bray and the keys then turn up in Clondalkin,' said Berna, who said that she has no proof that it was indeed her sister who drove the car to Bray that morning.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Ronanstown Garda Station on (01) 6667700 or Bray Garda Station on (01) 6665300.

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