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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Family's horror as 'missing' poster torn down

A man ripping down posters of young mother Elizabeth Clarke
A man ripping down posters of young mother Elizabeth Clarke
Adam Cullen

Adam Cullen

The shocking image below shows a man ripping down posters for a missing young mother who vanished without a trace over two years ago.

Elizabeth Clarke (25) was last seen leaving her ex-partner's house in the Claremont estate in Navan, Co Meath, in November 2013. But despite two years of searching, there has been no clues as to her whereabouts.

Photos taken close to where she was last seen show an individual tearing down missing person posters that had been placed there just days earlier by the mum-of-two's heartbroken family.

"We just can't understand why this person would do this," said Elizabeth's uncle, Anthony Clarke.

"Why on earth would anyone want to do this? Why would anyone hinder the search for a missing mother?" he added.

Elizabeth's family say she went missing without her bank cards, passport or phone and they have now come to terms with the fact that they are "looking for a body".

"There is nothing of Elizabeth," her heartbroken aunt, Geraldine Olliffe, told the Irish Independent previously.

"She has completely disappeared leaving her two young kids, and there have been no sightings, no evidence of where she went.

"People don't just vanish into thin air without a trace, and that is what has happened to our Elizabeth.

"We know that she wouldn't leave her little ones either, she lived for them, and everything she did was for them," she added.

Her family are conducting private searches in the Navan area in the hopes of finding her.

"There is no doubt in our minds that she has been murdered," said Anthony. "The more time that passes, the more we are convinced of that."

Gardaí said they are still treating her case as that of a missing person.

Anyone who can assist in locating Elizabeth is asked to contact Navan Garda Station on (046) 9036100, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line (1800) 666 111 or any garda station.

Irish Independent

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