Heartbroken mum reveals final wish for missing Annie McCarrick as cops release final image & upgrade probe to murder
- Published: 21:18, 24 Mar 2023
- Updated: 21:18, 24 Mar 2023
THE heartbroken mum of missing Annie McCarrick has revealed her final wish for her daughter.
It comes Gardai release a final image of the young woman and upgrade the investigation to a murder probe.
The 26-year-old American is believed to have been last seen in Johnny Fox’s pub 30 years ago this weekend and the case has baffled detectives for years.
But Gardai are now satisfied that Annie was murdered.
Annie’s mum Nancy McCarrick has told how she hopes to find her daughter and bring her home.
She said: “I did for a very, very, very long time but not after 30 years.
“No, no, I don’t think that would be possible.”
The mum said Annie “loved it in Ireland” and that it is her “wish” to be able to bring her daughter home again.
She said: “She absolutely loved it.
“She loved everything about it. She really did.”
Gardai have relaunched their appeal for information and Mrs McCarrick joined their pleas for anyone with information to come forward.
She said: “There would be nothing more important I don’t think really that anyone could do than if they had any, just the smallest bit of information. You never know how helpful it might be.
“That would be the best we could hope for”.
She added that after 30 years she is “very grateful” that Gardai are upgrading the case.
She said: “Time helps a great deal. It really does.
“You do the best you can and you just go along – you don’t have a choice.
“It’s been a very long time and I’m very, very grateful that the gardai are going to upgrade her case”.
Investigators have released the last known image of Annie, taken from the AIB on Sandymount Road hours before she vanished on March 26, 1993.
In the past 30 years, detectives have discovered and collated in excess of 5,000 documents and reports, taken in excess of 300 statements of evidence and retained a number of exhibits, they have confirmed.
He said: “Annie’s mother Nancy deserves to know the truth, she deserves to know what happened to her daughter on or about the 26th March 1993. She is waiting 30 years for those answers.
“I and the Investigation Team are determined to gather all available information and evidence to find those answers and bring this matter to a positive conclusion.”
Speaking this week, Detective Superintendent Eddie Carroll said Nancy deserves the truth.