The devastated family of murdered Bangor woman Lisa Dorrian today said they will step up their campaign for justice in 2009.
Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Lisa’s heartbroken sister Joanne told how her family were prepared to pay “whatever it takes” in their quest to find the 25-year old’s body.
The family have offered a £30,000 reward to anyone who can help end their four-year nightmare.
But they have vowed to increase the reward to £100,000 if it can help provide the breakthrough they have been praying for.
Lisa was abducted in 2005 from a Co Down caravan park and murdered. Police believe her body was later dumped at sea.
Joanne, who has vowed to step up her campaign for justice in the coming year, pleaded with people to come forward over the festive season.
The Co Down woman said: “We are willing to pay whatever it takes to get my sister home. I am pleading with people at this time of year to search their conscience and come forward.
“If someone comes to us with a figure which is more than £30,000, then we will get the case because we are desperate.
“Our nightmare is ongoing and the only thing we want is to get Lisa home so that we can grieve for her properly.
“There are people out there who know where she is and we just want them to make the call.
“If the friends, girlfriends and the families of the people who know what happened to Lisa could step into our world for a minute, then maybe this would persuade them to come forward.
“We don’t care how long it takes and how much it could cost us — we remain determined to find Lisa and we hope this could be in 2009.”
North Down UUP MP Lady Sylvia Hermon has urged anyone with information on the location of Lisa’s body to come forward.
Lady Sylvia said: “This time of year is particularly hard for this very brave family and I pray their nightmare will end sooner rather than later.
“They have shown tremendous character in the last four years and their main concern at the minute is finding Lisa so they can give her the Christian burial she deserves. I am willing to meet anyone who can shed some light on this tragedy.
“There are people out there who know where Lisa is and I would urge them to come forward immediately.
“As these people sit around the Christmas table with their loved-ones, I would ask them to think for a minute how they would feel if it was one of their relatives who had been murdered in this way.”