Renewed appeal for murdered mother who went missing after David Bowie concert 35 years ago

Renewed appeal for murdered mother who went missing after David Bowie concert 35 years ago

GARDAÍ HAVE issued a renewed appeal for information in connection with the murder of Antoinette Smith, whose remains were found at Glendoo Mountain in April 1988.

Ms Smith, who was 27 at the time, had attended a David Bowie concert at Slane in Co Meath with a friend on the night of 11 July 1987.

The two returned to Dublin by bus, arriving at around 11pm at Parnell Square. The pair then went to the La Mirage Discotheque, where they met two men whom they knew, before the group left together shortly after 2am.

Ms Smith's friend parted ways with the group after leaving the venue, while the two men walked with Ms Smith to the taxi rank on O’Connell St.

The men got a taxi toward Ballymun, while Ms Smith continued to walk by the Gresham Hotel on O’Connell St towards O’Connell St Bridge.

She was subsequently reported missing by her husband.

She was missing for nine months until her remains were discovered on April 3rd, 1988 on Glendoo Mountain, near the Lemass monument close to Glencree/Enniskerry.

With 35 years now passed since Mrs Smith was last seen on O’Connell Street, gardaí at Bray Garda Station are renewing their appeal to the public for assistance and information in relation to her disappearance and murder.

“Antoinette was a mother of two young children - Lisa, who was only seven years old, and Rachel, who was three years old at the time of their mother’s disappearance," a gardaí said.

Gardaí are now appealing to anyone who may have had information since 1987, or who has come into possession of information in the intervening years, to come forward.

“Gardaí urge individuals who, 30 years on, may want to come forward to do so, especially if relationships/associations may have changed over the years,” gardaí said.

“Gardaí are anxious to assure the public that they will treat anyone assisting the investigation in a sensitive manner.”

Anyone with information can contact gardaí in Bray at 01 666 5300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.