My Christmas wish is for Tina to come home to me

My Christmas wish is for Tina to come home to me
Richard Satchwell holding up a photo of Tina at their home in Youghal.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

THE husband of missing Cork woman Tina Satchwell has said he will buy her a Christmas present in the hope she will one day return home.

Richard Satchwell also recently purchased two presents for Tina to mark her birthday and the couple’s wedding anniversary two weeks ago.

He told the Evening Echo that he will not be celebrating Christmas and will spend it in the home the couple shared in Youghal, before she disappeared on March 20, 2017.

Tina vanished from the Youghal home and there have been no confirmed sightings of her in the last 21 months.

Richard said: “I live in a state of misery. I still buy birthday and anniversary presents for her. It is better than giving up.”

He said he needs to live in hope that she will be found. Richard reported Tina missing at Fermoy Garda station on March 24 last year after his attempts to locate her failed.

Richard Satchwell with their dogs at their home in Youghal.Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Richard Satchwell with their dogs at their home in Youghal.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

He said he returned from Dungarvan to discover she was missing. She did not take her phone and her bank account has not been touched.

However, Mr Satchwell believes she took up to €26,000 in cash that the couple had in their home when she left. And he said she had also taken two suitcases.

Two suitcases found in the Tesco car park in the town several months afterwards were not hers.

Last year, a massive search was undertaken in woods in Castlemartyr but no trace of the missing woman was found.

The search of Mitchel's Wood took almost two weeks and the area was cordoned off during the operation.

However, nothing of significance was uncovered.

Similarly, dives off Youghal coastline last year, and searches on the Golf Link Road by members of the Divisional Search Team and the Garda Dog Unit also resulted in no firm leads.

Gardai say the investigation remains live and there were calls from the public with possible sightings in the early months after she disappeared. However, none were found to be Tina.

Anyone with information about Tina Satchwell can contact Midleton Garda Station on 021-4621550.

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