Updated: 01/05/18 : 05:31:11
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Sligo woman missing - Body found, man rearrested

A WOMAN in her thirties originally from western Poland remains missing in Sligo town.

Update :: However , body has been found by gardaí investigating the disappearance of 30-year-old Natalia Karaczyn in Sligo.

Ms Karaczyn has been missing from her home at Crozon Park in Sligo town since early on Sunday.

The discovery was made around 10am this morning in the Holywell Road area on the outskirts of the town.

A wooded area close to Lough Gill has been sealed off. The body has not been formally identified.

The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and a technical examination is due to be carried out at the scene.

A man, a foreign national, who was arrested yesterday in connection with the disappearance of Ms
Karaczyn and was released earlier today has now been re-arrested and taken to Ballymote Garda Station for further questioning.

                     A wooded area close to Lough Gill has been sealed off.
Photo: RTÉ


A 32 year-old-man, a foreign national, was arrested by Gardai yesterday and his questioning continues this morning, Tuesday.

Last night he was taken to Ballymote Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984.

A decision must be made whether he be charged or released by this morning.

While specialist officers continued to grill the suspect last night, a frantic search continued for any trace of Natalia, including in a wooded area around 5km south-west of Sligo town. Garda divers are also expected to start a search at Lough Gill this morning.

A house in Sligo has also been sealed off and is being examined by forensic officers. One line in the investigation is that Natalia may have been killed as part of a "personal grudge situation".

Last Seen

“We are all very concerned and want her back safe,” pleaded sister Magdalena McMorrow earlier yesterday.

Natalia Karaczyn was last seen walking towards home in Crozon Park at 6.30am on Sunday morning.

The woman was believed to be on her way home from a party in the Crozon/Caltragh area at that time.

She was wearing a black lace body suit, black leather trousers, black jacket and black sandals when last seen, confirmed Sligo Gardai.

Night Out

Earlier on Saturday night, Natalia had gone for a night out to the Omniplex cinema and later to the Garavogue on Hyde Bridge.

Her sister made an emotional plea for information on Facebook yesterday, Monday.

Said Magdalena McMorrow: “My sister Natalia went out last Saturday night (28.04.18) and has not come back.

House Party

“She has three children and would never have done this before.

“She went to the cinema and Garavogue after. She is believed to have gone to a house party around Crozon/Caltragh afterwards.

“We have seen the CCTV footage from Crozon Inn and we could see her walking home around 6.30am on Sunday morning.

“However, the CCTV can (only) reach as far as approx fifty metres from her home in Crozon Park.

“She has never made it back home that morning,” said her sister in a Facebook plea which was shared north and south.

Added Magdalena: “Please if you have any information, seen her or maybe have CCTV outside your house in the area, get in touch with Sligo Garda Station."

Car Movements

Earlier Gardai appealed for information in relation to the movements of a car in the Sligo area on Sunday morning.

The vehicle was a beige Peugeot estate car 308, partial registration number 09 DL, said Gardai.

The missing woman is 5ft 8inches tall, of slim build with green eyes and medium length blonde hair.


Anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071 915 7000.

Callers may also contact the the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

The missing woman is a native of Gorzów Wielkopolski, a city in western Poland.

The city is just under two hours equidistant from Berlin in Germany and Poznan in Poland.

Natalia came to Sligo about eight years ago, according to her own Facebook profile.

UPDATE: The man arrested in relation to the disappearance of Natalia has been released without charge this morning.

Investigations are continuing into the disappearance, which Gardaí are treating as suspicious.