Jon Jonsson Missing – Please help us find him

STATEMENT 6/10/2020: Early morning yesterday the Independent published a very detailed and disturbing article about Jon’s disappearance.

In the article, the reporter claims that Jon’s family was made aware of the information, detailed in the article, by an informant. This is utterly untrue as no such information has been received by the family nor have we received any leads from an imprisoned informant.

Furthermore, our contacts at Garda and the Icelandic police have confirmed to members of the family that they haven’t received any information as described in the article nor did they communicate any such information to the reporter, Ali Bracken, or the Independent. So the story is at best based on information from an unreliable source or, at worst, completely made up. Needless to say, the publishing of the story in the Independent and subsequently in Icelandic media has caused Jon’s family unnecessary harm. The reporter, Ali Bracken, has shown grave negligence by writing an unsubstantiated story in such a delicate case and shown complete disrespect and disregard to Jon’s family by publishing it. So has the Icelandic media that ran the story.

The family is planning on submitting a formal complaint to Ireland’s National Union of Journalists for Ali Bracken’s and her editor’s at the breach of articles 3 and 6 of the NUJ’s Code of Conduct. We are also looking into further legal action against the Independent. We are further planning to submit a formal complaint to the Icelandic Journalist’s Association regarding the Icelandic journalists and their editors (Ví,,, RÚV, Stöð 2) who published stories based on the Independent story without taking into consideration article 3 of the code of conduct by which they should abide to.
Respectfully on behalf of Jon’s family,
Thorunn Jonsdottir

Our brother, Jón Jónsson, has been missing since the 9th of February 2019. He was last seen in Whitehall, Dublin. Jon is 6″ tall of medium build and was wearing black jeans, a black padded jacket, a black T shirt with a printed white message and picture on the front, and black sneakers with a white base when he went missing.

If you have seen him or know of his whereabouts, please call the Ballymun Gardai Station in Dublin on +353 (0)1 666 4400 or email us on

If you would like to support the search in any way, there are three ways to do that:

  1. Support the search financially by donating to our GofundMe campaign. This will cover housing cost for family from Iceland who need to go to Dublin frequently to keep the search going, printing cost for flyers and posters, as well as Jon’s financial obligations at home.
  2. Help us spread the flyers around Ireland, N-Ireland and Britain. The flyer can be downloaded here:
  3. Help us spread the word and raise awareness, e.g. by sharing the link to this campaign. Someone, somewhere must have seen him since he left his hotel in Dublin on the 9th of February 2019!

Jon Jonsson – Missing in Dublin since 9/2/19

Jon Jonsson is missing in Dublin since 09/02/19 and was last seen in Whitehall, Dublin.
Jon(41) went to Dublin on a holiday with his fiancée. Jon left the Bonnington Hotel at 11.05am on 09/02/2019. He was seen on CCTV walking past McGettigan’s bar at 11.07am, exiting onto the Swords Road heading northbound towards the Airport. Jon was last seen at the exit of Highfield Hospital heading northbound on Swords Road towards Collins Avenue. He is 1.84m (6″) tall, with short brown hair and of medium build. He was last seen wearing a black padded jacket.
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We are putting all of our trust in the public to help us with any clues that can result in finding him! We are eternally grateful for the help we have received and we continue to gratefully accept assistance, in any way shape or form.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01-6664400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.