By Euro Weekly News Media • 03 May 2012 • 11:24
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THE mother of a teenager who went missing in the Costa del Sol four years ago has received a new lead. Amy Fitzpatrick went missing on New Year’s Day 2008 from Calahonda, age 15.
Amy’s mother, Audrey Fitzpatrick and partner Dave Mahon claim they have been approached through social networking site Facebook by an ‘underworld’ source.
“We were told that Eric ‘Lucky’ Wilson murdered Amy, that he was overheard boasting he had murdered her,” Mahon told EWN.
Wilson is a convicted killer, linked to the death of at least 10 people, is currently serving a 23-year jail term in Spain for the brutal killing of Englishman Daniel Smith in a shooting outside a bar in Riviera del Sol in June 2010. Smith, had stepped in to stop the Irishman harassing a young woman, a court heard during the trial.
Irish daily The Star reports that the woman in question was one of Amy’s friends. Wilson, 28, may have been the ‘older man’ reportedly seen out with her in the area where the shooting took place on the night she went missing, Amy’s mother suspects.
Now back in Dublin, Audrey Fitzpatrick and Dave Mahon have given Gardai this information and are set to make a formal statement next week which will be passed onto international policing agency Interpol.
Interpol is expected to send it to Spanish police, who shelved their probe into Amy’s disappearance in August last year.
Amy’s mother wants police to search the land Wilson was renting in Coin at the time of the teen’s disappearance.
“We think we are close to cracking the mystery of what happened to Amy,” said Mahon.
“It is the strongest information we have got so far and it is credible to us. We hope the Spanish police will act on this new information.”
The revelation about Wilson is in a new book written by Audrey in which she describes their pain and efforts in finding out what happened to Amy.
The book, which includes details of their secret meetings with Irish and English gangsters in the course of their search, is set for publication this summer.
‘We live with this every day with other parents of missing children’
ON New Year’s Day 2008, at 10pm, Amy Fitzpatrick said goodbye to her close friend Ashley Rose, with whom she had been babysitting Ashley’s brother at her friend’s house in Mijas Costa.
Amy 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.
But, she never arrived home and has not been heard from or seen since that night.
Amy, an Irish girl, was 15 at the time; she has black hair, blue eyes and a pale complexion.
She is 1.65m tall. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing dark-coloured crushed velvet tracksuit bottoms and a black T-shirt with the word ‘Diesel’ on it in various different colours.
She had no money, phone or passport. Amy’s mother Audrey told EWN “It took a long time before I registered Amy was gone and I mean months and months”.
My brother, when he came over to me form Ireland, said it all: ¨”this happens to other people” and he’s right people read about these things and think oh my god that’s terrible and go on with their lives. But we live this every day along with all the other parents of missing kids”.
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(*)If those people use the murder of my son to in anyway promote a book, I SWEAR I WILL SUE THEM! My son was mirdered by the same as murdered yours no doubt, to cash in in on that is not only sick but shows how uncaring a parent you are! My son lived in Spain freely with me! Not guilty of any crime! I am now going to pass this information on to my Spanish lawyer for his perusal,
I would agree as your Irish she could have been one Eric’s victims as my son was.
Should you print anything referring to my son you will wish you hadn’t .
My son is my life unlike your left alone, let lose daughter, that you according to your own family put out on the street.
Dare you mention s hero, you are writing about a child you had no care about!
I hope you convict him further, the best judgment ,for me to get my hands on him !
I want to kill him, society has made me feel like this!
Daniel Joseph Brian Smith’S
Mother. God bless all the tiny lives lost on Friday, god be with you all xxxx xxxx
Listen , the bottom line is Wilson went to Jail because he was arrested and charged with the murder of Daniel Smith . Unfortunately for his Parents and Family the victims name will always be mentioned when speaking or writing about Wilson This is reality .As with most crimes like this , these Scumbags are allowed free to continue with numerous more murders before Justice finally catches up with them .RIP DS and all his other poor victims We also pray for AF , her Parents and Family
Strange the book reveals they found Amy’s phone in her room. Odd that, given she had it on her when she left her friend. Go figure, as they say, especially now that Amy’s brother is dead at the hands of Dave Mahon.
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