Missing Cork Woman Sought

Gardaí suspicions are giving rise to serious concern for the wellbeing of a woman missing in west Cork this week.

The 60-year-old widow has not been heard from for over a week after her car was found abandoned five miles from her home.

Gardaí said that are treating her disappearance as suspicious and officers in Bandon have set up an incident room to investigate the disappearance of the lady, named as Anne Corcoran who lived alone at her farmhouse at Maulnaskimlehane, Kilbrittain, some four miles from Bandon town since the death of her husband, Jerry in autumn 2007.

She was last seen while doing her shopping in Bandon on January 15th and - as Mrs Corcoran has a mobile phone - which has not been active since then, they are worried as to her fate.

Mrs Corcoran's green Peugeot 206 (registration number 01 C4479) was found parked and locked at Oldchapel on the outskirts of Bandon on the road to Timoleague on January 28th and gardaí believe it may have been parked there since January 24th.

Mrs Corcoran is described as being about 5ft in height, of slim build, weighing about eight stone with brown wavy hair and slimline glasses, while gardaí say that she is known to be always smartly dressed.


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