Husband appeals for missing wife's return

  • 12 July 2013

The husband of a missing County Tyrone woman has appealed for her safe return.

It is believed Lisa McGowan, 44, from Drumquin, was last seen between Castlederg and Drumquin on Tuesday evening.

A police helicopter has been involved in the search and local people and police officers are trawling the area looking for her.

Police have asked farmers to check outbuildings and sheds.

Her husband, Paddy, said he just wanted to make contact with her.

"Myself and my family are very concerned and worried for her safety and if anybody has any sightings or even thinks they may have seen her, please contact police at Omagh, or your local police station, and inform them immediately.

"Even if they are not sure and if it is just an inkling in their head, just contact the police and let them take it from there.

"We are really, really worried," he said.

Mr McGowan believes Lisa left their home between 13:00 BST and 16:00 BST on Tuesday, while he was working in Dublin. He does not believe she took any money or clothes with her.

There may have been a possible sighting of her on the Claremore Road, between Castlederg and Drumquin at approximately 20:30 BST on Tuesday.

The family has friends in County Donegal who have also organised a search for Mrs McGowan in that area.

He said he had been completely overwhelmed by the support offered by friends, colleagues and the community in Drumquin.

"She is so loved by her family and also by the local community, who have been unbelievable," he said.

Mrs McGowan is 6 ft tall, slim, with short auburn hair and wears glasses.