Gardaí are appealing for people to come forward with any information they may have about the disappearance of Jo Jo Dullard. The 21-year-old brunette was last heard from between 11.30 and 11.45 pm on November 9th 1995. Jo Jo was hitching home to Kilkenny from Dublin on that night and had left later than she expected. She stopped into a callbox by the roadside in Moone Co Kildare and called a friend.
She had been socialising in Bruxelles on Harry Street in Dublin 2 before heading for home in Callan Co Kilkenny.
She told her friend that a car had pulled up beside her and she was taking a lift in that car. Jo Jo was never seen or heard from again.
Neither the driver of the car nor the car itself have ever been identified. Many Garda appeals to the driver of the car that may have picked Jo Jo up have gone unanswered over the years.
Last month An Garda Síochána upgraded the case to a murder investigation. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen Jo Jo in Bruxelles, en route or in Moone that night to come forward. The smallest piece of information could change the case and lead to an explanation of what happened to the young woman that night. Gardaí say that they are now particularly interested in the Walkman that they know Jo Jo had on her person that night. If anyone has any information about portable cassette player from around that time, they ask that they speak to Gardaí.
Detective Inspector Damien Gannon said yesterday, “Today marks 25 years since Jo Jo disappeared. For her family, those have been difficult years, with no answers as to what happened that night.”
Jo Jo’s family have been waiting 25 years to hear news of what happened to her. A Garda spokesman said, “An Garda Síochána is resolute in our determination to provide answers for Jo Jo’s family and bring her murderer to justice.”