Monday, 14 October 2013

Whilst applauding the efforts to find out the truth of what happened to Madeleine McCann I do get annoyed that we (residents of the Costa Del Sol and Ireland) seemed to have forgotten the disappearance of the Irish teenager.
The disappearance of Amy Fitzpatrick occurred on New Year's Day 2008. At 10pm on that day, 15-year-old Irish teenager Amy Fitzpatrick said goodbye to friend Ashley Rose, with whom she had been babysitting Ashley’s brother at her friend’s house in Mijas Costa in Málaga, Spain. Fitzpatrick should have arrived at her home on the urbanisation Riviera del Sol in Mijas Costa, near Fuengirola, at about 10:10pm, as it was only a short walk away. She never arrived home and has not been heard from or seen since that night. It’s as if she simply disappeared into this air. There have been reports in the Irish press that Amy was a troublesome teenager that hanged out in shopping canters staying out late nights not coming home days at a time etc. Her mother Audrey, separated from Amy’s dad, denies many of the reports on Amy’s lifestyle and has written a book about the disappearance of her daughter. Audrey lives with her partner Dave Mahon , both have returned to live back in Dublin. Tragically Amy's brother was stabbed to death in Coolock, Dublin in 2013 in an incident involving Dave Mahon, his mother's partner. Investigations into this killing are ongoing by An Garda Síochána (Irish police). Ive interviewed both Audrey and Mahon on a number of occasions and also Amy’s aunt Christine Kenny who has great reservations on this case and those involved in it. So why is it that the McCann’s get all this high profile publicity for their missing daughter (rightly so) and Amy’s disappearance gets nothing??? Keep Amy’s name alive.

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