Family of Stuart Simmonds Baffled at his Disappearance Over a Week Ago

The missing man, Stuart Simmonds pictured here with his wife, Elizabeth. She has issued an appeal for information on his whereabouts since he disappeared on Thursday, September 9th. ©Photograph: John Reidy 22-1-2008

There is growing concern over the welfare of 43 year old Stuart Simmonds who was last seen at around 8:30pm on Thursday evening, September 9th after leaving his home in St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland to go to the Centra shop on the town’s Main Street.

Stuart is described as being approximately six foot tall and of athletic build. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck with the words: ‘bow wow wow’ and another with the name ‘Elizabeth’ on his right wrist.

No Phone – No Money

He was wearing a short sleeved, black jacket, navy track suit bottoms and black and white Nike trainers.

He didn’t take his phone and he had just enough money for the few bits and pieces that he went to the shop for.

His wife Elizabeth has appealed for information on his whereabouts and said that he is a great family man who loves his children and is very devoted to them.

Broken Hearted Children

“We didn’t have a fight or an argument or anything like that – if we did I might have some idea of why he’s missing for so long – it’s over a week now and I’m wrecking my head trying to think of where he might be and if he’s alright,” said Elizabeth on Sunday evening.

“The children are broken hearted as he is a great dad to them and they can’t understand why he’s not coming home after so long,” she said.

Contacted Parents in England

“I told one of the children to cycle down town towards the shop when he wasn’t coming back that evening and there was no trace of him then and no news or no trace at all since.

“I’ve contacted his parents in England and they haven’t had any contact with him either. He has a good friend in Sligo and I’ve tried contacting him but I can’t get him on the phone,” said an emotional and mystified Elizabeth.

“We’ll be married for 19 years on the 25th of this month and his little girl’s birthday is coming up in a few days time – it’s not like him at all to miss family things like these. 

“We have his photo on all the Irish missing persons Facebook pages and I’m asking anyone who might have seen him since he left to contact us or the guards here in Castleisland.

‘Just to Know He’s Alright’

“Maybe if Stuart sees this I’d love to get a message from him – just to know he’s alright – at least that would be something and a bit of good news for us all here – I mean it’s ten days now since he went missing.

“I’ll tell you the truth, we’re all very worried about him now,” she said.

Anyone with information is asked to Email: trace or people can also contact Castleisland Garda Station on 066 71 41204.

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