Candlelit vigil for missing Limerick teen Chloe Kinsella

Gardai and volunteers get search instructions from Supt Dan Keane and Sgt. Morgan O'Donoghue in the Community Centre in Kileely prior to begining the search for missing Chloe Kinsella this Thursday morning. Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22
A CANDLELIT vigil for missing Limerick teen Chloe Kinsella is to take place in the city this Thursday evening.

A CANDLELIT vigil for missing Limerick teen Chloe Kinsella is to take place in the city this Thursday evening.

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the vigil for the Kileely teenager, who has been missing since Saturday night last.

An uncle of the missing teenager has gone on national radio to appeal for Chloe to get in contact with the worried family, who have been taking part in extensive searches of the city environs for the past few days.

“Get in contact with us please Chloe and give us a breather,” said Matthew Franklin, speaking on RTE Radio One today.

“Everybody has gone out of their way doing everything to try and find you. I’m just waiting to go into town there some night, put you into my car and bring you home to your mother, Chloe.

“That’s all I want to do. Please if you hear this, come home, make a phone call and get in contact with us,” he added.

Gardai have said there is no evidence to back up reports in some media today that the Limerick teenager was abducted or taken against her will.

Gardai are studying fresh CCTV images from the last sighting of the 15-year-old schoolgirl on Saturday night, while hundreds of people are involved in the hunt for the St Nessan’s student.

Chloe disappeared from her home in Kenyon Avenue, Kileely on Saturday night, and since then, communities from across the city have come together in the hope of finding her safe and well.

Gardai in Mayorstone have issued an appeal to the public for assistance in tracing the missing teen’s whereabouts.

Her sister Lindsey, 23, said Chloe was wearing a plain black top when she left her home on Saturday evening, while she has been described as five foot in height, of slim build, with fair hair and blue eyes.

The vigil will take place at 9pm the shrine in Kileely this Thursday night, with prayers led by Fr Tom Seaver.

“It is a candlelit vigil for the safe return home of Chloe. All are welcome to attend,” explained one of the organisers.

A special Facebook page has titled “Help Find Chloe Kinsella” has had over 41,000 visits since it was set up.

If you have any information on Chloe’s disappearance, please call 1800-666111, or 061-456980.