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Jon Jonsson’s family say they faced ‘brick wall’ in search for man who vanished from Dublin hotel

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Jon Jonsson disappeared from Whitehall “without a trace” at around 11am on February 9, 2019.

Jon Jonsson

The family of an Icelandic man who vanished from a Dublin hotel five years ago are hoping to “get some answers” following a renewed garda appeal.

Jon Jonsson disappeared from Whitehall “without a trace” at around 11am on February 9, 2019, with a room key card from the Bonnington Hotel – formerly known as the Regency Hotel – in his possession.

His family this week shared an update on the search after gardaí renewed their appeal for the public’s assistance.

They wrote: “Five years of feeling like we were speaking to a brick wall and with little to no support from authorities (Icelandic or Irish) has taken a toll on all of us on top of grieving Jón Þröstur. This has been a long and rocky road and we still haven’t reached the destination.

“Two of Jon’s siblings are now in Dublin with the goal of reestablishing a line of communication to the Gardai and trying to get some answers. They have also met with a missing person’s organisation in Ireland who provided very valuable insight and advise.

“We thank everyone who has in some way provided support to the case throughout the years, whether offering on-the-ground support when we’ve been in Dublin, helping to spread the word, or simply by writing words of encouragement on this page. We really appreciate your kindness towards our family.”

Jon Jonsson (41) was last seen in Whitehall, Dublin after a poker game on Saturday, 9 February 2019, at 11am.

He is described as being 6 ft tall and of medium build with short brown hair. When last seen, he was wearing a black padded jacket.

Renewing their appeal for information on Jon’s whereabouts, a garda spokesperson said: “Jon’s family have continued their search for Jon over the last 5 years.

“The Garda investigation into the disappearance of Jon has also continued over the last 5 years. The investigation to date has created over 270 jobs/ lines of enquiries and numerous statements have been taken and hours of CCTV were reviewed.

“Despite ongoing investigations and enquiries, Jon has yet to be located. During the course of the investigation, the investigation team has received two items of anonymous correspondence, the contents of which have been assessed.

“The Garda investigation team are appealing to the author(s) of those correspondences to make direct contact with them. Any contact will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

“Anyone who has any information on Jon’s disappearance or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 6664400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”

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