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Statement from the Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, following the discovery of the body of missing Enniskerry woman

The discovery of the body of Jastine Valdez, who had been missing from her home in Enniskerry since Saturday evening, has brought to a tragic end a weekend of anguish and pain for the young woman’s family and friends. Having been in the nearby parish on Sunday morning and heard of the worries of parishioners of Powerscourt and Kilbride for her, I would like to express my sadness at Jastine’s death. I also wish to voice the sympathy of the local Church of Ireland community to her family and all who loved her. May she rest in peace and may those who mourn her loss be comforted in their distress at this harrowing time.