Gardaí issue Child Rescue Alert for missing 14-year-old girl
The teenager is believed to be at "immediate and serious risk".
Gardaí has issued a Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) Alert and is seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 14-year-old Svetlana Murphy.
Following their investigations to date, Gardaí have said they now have "serious concerns that there is an immediate and serious risk to the health or welfare" of Murphy, and that she is in the company of 18-year-old Nojus Maculevicius.
At around 4pm on Monday, 19 April, 2021, Murphy left her home on the Coast Road in Blackrock, Louth.
She is described as being 5 foot 1 inch in height with a slim build and as having brown hair and brown eyes.
At the time she went missing, Murphy was wearing navy tracksuit bottoms with a red and white stripe on the leg, a black zipped top and black runners.
CRI ALERT - Child Rescue Ireland Alert, 22nd April 2021
An Garda Síochána has initiated a Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) Alert.
An Garda Síochána is seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 14-year-old, Svetlana Murphy.
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) April 21, 2021
Maculevicius is described as being 6 foot in height with a slim build. He has dark brown hair and is clean-shaven.
He was wearing dark grey Snickers work trousers and a black Snickers top. He may also have been wearing a khaki green hoody, and either black boots or Adidas runners.
Both Murphy and Maculevicius are travelling in a silver Hyundai Veloster car, with registration number 132-D-13518.
Gardaí say Murphy and Maculevicius travelled from Blackrock in Louth to Newry in Down on Monday, 19 April, and were sighted in Newry at around 7pm.
They also say the Hyundai Veloster car was in the greater Belfast area at 5.35pm on Wednesday, 21 April.
Gardaí are not aware of Murphy and Maculevicius' whereabouts at this time and anyone with information is asked to contact them on 999 or 112.
A Garda spokesperson said: "Please do not approach those involved, instead immediately contact 999 / 112 or your local Garda Station providing as much information as possible."
The spokesperson added that the Garda confidential number should not be used as it is not manned on a 24-hour basis.
Photos of Murphy and Maculevicius and the silver Hyundai Veloster car are below.
Images via An Garda Síochána