Mother marks seven-year anniversary of missing Amy

THE mother of missing Irish girl Amy Fitzpatrick has vowed to ramp up the campaign to find her daughter following a remembrance mass held on the Costa del Sol for the seventh anniversary of Amy’s disappearance.

Audrey Fitzpatrick and her partner Dave Mahon spent the holiday season in Southern Spain and organised a remembrance mass in Las Chapas on December 31, one day before the seventh anniversary of 15-year-old Amy’s disappearance. And despite the length of time since her daughter went missing, Audrey has promised not to give up in her quest to find out what happened to Amy, who will be 23 years old this February.

“We’ve had masses for Amy in Las Chapas before and this year it was a private thing for ourselves,” said Audrey before her return to Ireland this week. “It was a lovely service and the priest, who is also Irish, held up a poster of Amy in case anybody in the congregation wasn’t sure who she was, but everybody knew. We put  up posters outside and I’m going to start campaigning to get a search effort of the area under way again. We had a meeting with the Guardia Civil and I understand that they have nothing to go on, but when I get back I’m going to be knocking on doors and emailing, and doing what I can to keep Amy in the public’s mind. I’ll be fighting hard to keep it going.”

Audrey said she is still hoping that a permanent reminder of Amy will be erected in the area of Riviera del Sol, where Amy disappeared from on New Year’s Day 2008.

“We’re still going full steam ahead to try and get some sort of permanent remembrance for Amy,” said Audrey. “We had a nice service over Christmas but we’d still like something permanent for Amy.”

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