This comes as a Shock to Amys Aunt and Father, but we know of one Convicted Thug, who may be Relieved tonight, but Hopefully the Spanish Police, will get fresh Leads and Open this Case again.

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Amy Fitzpatrick disappearance case suspended by Spanish police

The Commander in Charge of the case has informed Garda Commissioner Drew Harris the search for the 15-year-old has come to a standstill pending new information that may assist in the probe

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The police investigation into the disappearance of Irish teenager Amy Fitzpatrick in Spain has been suspended, it has emerged.

The Commander in Charge of the case has informed Garda Commissioner Drew Harris the search for the 15-year-old has come to a standstill pending new information that may assist in the probe.

The top cop was responding to representations from former Fine Gael Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

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Last night Amy’s furious family hit out at the move.

Christine Kenny during a vigil for Amy Fitzpatrick (Image: Gareth Chaney)

Her aunt Christine Kenny said: “We are completely shocked that the investigation has been suspended. This is the first we have heard of this.

“We believe the Spanish police have more than enough information to go on and it is just not good enough. We have constantly passed new information to them as we got it.

“The Irish Government has done little or nothing to help us or Amy and is sitting back and doing nothing

“We are talking about the disappearance and murder of an Irish child and an Irish citizen.

“Despite what they might say we have had no contact with the Department of Foreign Affairs who have also done nothing to help us.

“As far as we are concerned Amy is dead and something terrible has happened to her. We are demanding the Spanish authorities update the case into a murder investigation.

“We want justice and to find out the truth. Somebody out there knows why and how Amy disappeared off the face of the earth.”

Amy vanished on the night of New Year’s Day 2008 as she walked home from her friend Ashley Rose’s house in Calahonda on the Costa del Sol.

Ashley Rose her mother Debbie Rose who were the last people to see 15 year old Amy Fitzpatrick before she disappeared (Image: Collins Photo Agency)

She was reported missing by her mother Audrey and step-father Dave Mahon three days later.

In a letter to Deputy Flanagan the Garda Commissioner confirmed: “Liaison has taken place with the Commander in Charge of the investigation into the disappearance of Amy Fitzpatrick.

“The Commander has confirmed that the investigation remains open, however suspended, pending further or new information that may assist in the investigation.

The Calle San Angel, Mijas Costa, Spain, the route which Amy Fitzpatrick took on her way home from a friend’s house when she disappeared (Image: Colin Keegan, Collins Agency)

“The Commander further confirmed that there is a direct and open channel of communication between Christine Kenny and the Guardia Civil’s family liaison officer in this case and there has been recent direct communication between both.

“An Garda Siochana will continue to be available to assist in the investigation.”

Christine added: “ This is the first time they have confirmed the investigation is suspended. It is heart-breaking. I would appeal to our Government to lobby the Spanish Government and the Guardia Civil on our behalf.

“I have no doubt Amy has been killed and people are getting away with murder.

“Her dad and I want to find her, bring her home and let her rest in peace.

“If a Spanish child went missing here everything would be done to find him or her. Sadly the reverse is not happening.

“We need the case upgraded to a murder investigation and then the Spanish would put a proper team of detectives to go through everything involved in the case.

“Trust me if Amy was alive, we would have heard from her.” Amy and her late brother Dean had lived in Spain for a couple of years.

Her brother was subsequently stabbed to death by their step-father Mahon in Dublin in 2013. subType=news_story

Mahon was convicted of manslaughter after claiming it was an act of self-defence, and served five of a seven-year jail sentence.

He is currently living with their mother Audrey in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, and is awaiting trial for allegedly assaulting an elderly neighbour.

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