The police renewed their call for information regarding the disappearance of West Belfast's wife from Saoirse Smyth.
On April 28, he was seen last time in Belfast on April 11, 2017 and detectives believe he has returned to the city of Omeath, Co Louth where he would live.
Geoffrey Boyce's chief inspector said that while the police were "keeping an open mind" and pursuing a series of lines of investigation, they believe he could have been killed by Saoirse.
The police conducted consultations in Newry on Tuesday, placing posters in significant retail areas to reach anyone who might have information about the disappearance of Saoirse.
Detective inspector Paul Rowland offers an update on the investigation of Saoirse Smyth of Newry where detectives today granted leaflets in a new appeal to obtain information. pic.twitter.com/ARjY6FiuBT
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Saoirse was gone for 575 days and Boyce's chief inspector said that his family "was devastated by his disappearance."
"Until today, Saoirse had no contact with his friends or family since the day he disappeared, including anniversaries and Christmas presents. This is very unusual for Saoirse and while we are keeping our mind open, we believe that He can be killed, "he said.
"Detective will hold consultations in Newry today, Tuesday, November 6. We believe that someone in the local area may have information about Saoirse's disappearance. Saoirse was often switched from Belfast to Omeath through Newry and employed several local taxi companies. "
The chief inspector of detective Boyce said that a cross-border investigation was under way in the disappearance of Saoirse.
"We will not stop to investigate what happened with Saoirse and we are working closely with our colleagues at An Garda Siochana. I am appealing for anyone who has information about Saoirse's disappearance to present. Saoirse was her daughter, sister and granddaughter and her family deserves to know what happened to him, "he said.
"Anyone who has information about their disappearance should contact detectives in the incident room Ladas Drive at 101 or +4428 9070 0355 if calling from RoI. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the Crimestoppers charity at 0800 555 111 that It is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak and stop the crime. "
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