Irish police search for missing Latvian man

Police in Kilkenny, Ireland, are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 36-year-old and apparently Latvian man who has been reported missing since Feb. 20.

Arturs Vagalis was last seen at about 4 p.m. Feb. 20 on Walkin Street in Kilkenny, which is about 115 kilometers southwest of Dublin, the Garda Press Office said.

Vagalis is described as between 173 cm and 183 cm in height, of slim build and with dark, short hair. When he was last seen, police said, he was wearing white Adidas running shoes, light blue jeans and a brown, waist-length leather jacket.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Vagalis is asked to telephone the Kilkenny police station, +353 056 7775000.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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