Angry relatives of missing Amy Fitzpatrick to protest outside Spanish Embassy
15 years since the Dubliner vanished, Amy’s family said they are in limbo and are demanding the case be upgraded to a murder investigation
Angry relatives of missing Irish girl Amy Fitzpatrick are to start protesting outside the Spanish Embassy in their fight for justice.
They say 15 years after the Dubliner vanished on the Costa Del Sol, the authorities in Madrid have done little or nothing to solve the mystery. Her aunt Christine Kenny said: “We are in limbo. We are demanding the case be upgraded from a missing person to a murder investigation.
“We have given the Spanish new information of where Amy’s body could be buried and they just ignore it. We plan to start protesting outside the Spanish embassy until they agree to help us.” Last week Christine and Amy’s dad Christopher held a protest outside the Dail demanding Foreign Minister Micheal Martin apply diplomatic pressure on Madrid
Christine added: “Christopher and Micheal Martin have both lost children. Mr Martin more than anyone should understand the pain we are all going through. We believe Amy is dead, that something terrible happened to her. Her brother Dean is also dead.
“My brother just wants to find his little girl, bring her home and bury her.”
Amy’s case was raised in the Dail by Sinn Fein’s justice spokesman Martin Kenny TD.
Christine said: “I met with [party leader] Mary Lou McDonald and she promised her party will do all it can to help.”
Mr Kenny said: “I had previously raised the case with our Dept of Justice and that response was unsatisfactory.
“Amy’s father Christopher has never been officially notified of his daughter’s disappearance and has had no contact from the Spanish police.
“New information has come to light about a possible burial site which has not been investigated.
“At the very least the Minister for Justice and Foreign Minister have a duty to engage with the Spanish authorities and see this information is acted on.”