Richard Satchwell has said his missing wife Tina had been troubled by something in the months leading up to her disappearance from their home in Youghal last March.
“She could be there laughing and joking one minute and the next minute she could be crying. It could be just like a switch,” he said.
In an interview on tonight’s Prime Time programme, he said he had ideas as to the reason, but that it was really between himself and his wife and not for the public.
“There are reasons she was upset and it is actually external to the relationship. It is not directly to do with the relationship that she was upset.”
Mr Satchwell said getting up and going could not have been easy for his wife.
“Why else would she be telling people the day before that she loved me and that she would never do anything to hurt me?” he said.
Detective Inspector Brian Goulding took the programme through the events of the morning in question.
“He (Richard) left home at approximately 10am and drove to Aldi in Dungarvan where he purchased a number of items for Tina.
“Richard returned home to Youghal at approximately 2pm and on entering his home he saw Tina’s keys on the floor and her mobile phone on the sitting room table.”
Last June Mr Satchwell told the Irish Examiner that his wife took €26,000 in cash – the proceeds of the sale of a house in Fermoy – from their Youghal home when she left. He repeated that claim last night.
By Stephen Rogers and Joe Leogue