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Icelandic Tourist Missing in Dublin

By Larissa Kyzer

An Icelandic tourist has been missing in Ireland since February 9. According to a press release sent to news outlets by his family, Jón Jónsson went missing in the Whitehall neighbourhood of Dublin while on holiday with his girlfriend. His family has now travelled to Dublin to help organize continued search efforts.

Jón Jónsson is 6 ft [1.8 m], of medium build, and was wearing a black padded jacket when he was last seen. In a Missing Persons announcement issued by the Irish Garda, he left the Bonnington Hotel at 11:05am. He was then caught on CCTV at McGettigan’s bar two minutes later, “exiting onto the Swords Road heading northbound towards the airport.” The last he was seen, he was traveling on the same road. Jón has never been to Dublin before, however, and does not know the area.

As of writing, the Garda had not found any clues to give any indication of whether he disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Thus far, police have appealed to the public for assistance, and have also asked taxi drivers to provide dash cam footage from the night that Jón disappeared. His family also organized a search with volunteers from the public in the neighbourhoods of Whitehall, Drumcondra, Marino, Santry, Kilmore, and Beaumont.

Jón’s sister Þórunn has created a Facebook page—Jon Jonsson missing in Dublin (in English)—dedicated to updates on the search for her brother. “My older brother Jón has been missing for 10 days,” she wrote in a post shared on Tuesday morning. “I have been asking myself how a person can just vanish in broad daylight in a city of 2 million people? He went to Dublin for a 10 day trip with his girlfriend, Jana, to participate in a poker festival and look at some castles. And a day and a half into the trip he simply disappeared. I can speculate all day and all night about what happened but it won’t ease my restless mind.”

Anyone with information about Jón’s whereabouts or disappearance are asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 6664400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station. People who wish to volunteer by distributing missing persons flyers or to assist with the family’s ongoing search efforts can also be in touch at [email protected].

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