In 1996 Tullamore was a much different town to what it is today! Even with a population of approx 10,000, it was a very close knit community! At the time I was singing in a rock band , screeching out Nrivana lyrics as best I could. One person who stood out alot back then was Fiona Pender. Being a model , that was always going to be the case , but also because she came across as a genuinely lovely girl and knowing the family that she came from, this was no surprise. Sean and Josephine Pender had 3 children, Fiona, Mark and John. Tragic circumstances hit the family when Mark was killed in a motorbike accident in 1995! However, this was only the start of the living nightmare this family would face. On the 22nd on August 1996, Fiona, 7 months pregnant, left her house in Church St…

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