EXCLUSIVE: New review into 35 year mystery of Mary Boyle’s disappearance
-’Someone knows what happened’

Michael McHugh

Reporter:

Michael McHugh

Thirty five years on, one of the original investigating gardai involved in the disappearance of a six year old girl near Ballyshannon is convinced there are people who know what happened.

Thirty five years on, one of the original investigating gardai involved in the disappearance of a six year old girl near Ballyshannon is convinced there are people who know what happened.

“There are people out there who know what happened to Mary Boyle. And I would ask them at this late stage, after 35 years, to come forward with that bit of information. And I believe that the day Mary disappeared, she never left Cashelard alive,” retired Sgt Martin Colins told the Democrat/DPP.

The mother of Mary Boyle who disappeared on a country lane at Cashelard, Ballyshannon on March 18th, 1978, says she is certain “someone knows exactly where it happened”.

Ann Boyle said: “I am sure somebody knows exactly where it happened to Mary that day. I am hoping that even at this late stage they will come forward. If anyone would have said to me on the 18th of March 1977 that I wouldn’t have a clue what happened to my little girl 35 years later, I would not believe them.”

In a new development, a senior ranking Monaghan-based Detective Superintendent is leading a team of investigators, who are completing a ‘cold-case’ type review of the circumstances of her sudden vanishing.

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