first_imgMissing Mary BoyleThe twin sister of Mary Boyle has identified a new location in Co Donegal where she suspects the murdered schoolgirl may have been buried.Ann Doherty has written to the Garda Commissoner Noirin O’Sullivan requesting the area be sealed off as a matter of urgency and forensically examined by a team of experts.This site has never been searched before.She has also asked the Taoiseach to intervene in the matter given her concerns about a garda cover-up in the case. Mary vanished in March 1977 at her grandparents’ home in Cashelard, Ballyshannon and her remains have never been found.In the days after her disappearance, it is claimed a politician telephoned Ballyshannon Station and requested that certain people were not to be considered suspects.This claim has been verified by a number of retired senior officers who were working on the case at the time.Ms Doherty has requested the new search on foot of evidence given to her in recent days, which supports her belief that Mary was murdered by someone known to her. The information has been provided by a number of individuals who witnessed unusual events in the aftermath of Mary’s death and also in recent times.Several officers support Ms Doherty’s belief that her sister’s body may have been brought to the location she is now pinpointing.Ms Doherty has also demanded that any garda search is supervised by independent experts and her legal team. Almost three months ago, she made a statement to officers in Dublin’s Pearse Street Station identifying the person she believes killed Mary.That individual has to yet to be arrested.Ms Doherty’s lawyer Darragh Mackin will also seek the assistance and expertise of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR), the north-south body set up to trace the remains of victims of the Northern Ireland conflict. Ms Doherty hopes that this organisation will broaden its remit for her given her struggle for justice, allegations of a state cover-up in her sister’s murder, and the fact that Mary disappeared just four miles from the border with the North.Speaking today, she said ‘I have very strong reason to suspect that Mary’s body may have been buried in this new location temporarily or that her remains are still there. I want a search to take place in the coming days without any delay and I have informed the Garda Commissioner of this. The gardai have utterly failed my sister and me.“I am certain that Mary was brutally assaulted and killed by someone who knew her. That person is still walking around Donegal, a danger to all citizens, especially children.“I will carry out my own search if I have to but I am pleading with the gardai to finally do the right thing and bring Mary’s killer to justice. I am asking them to look into their own children’s eyes and imagine how they would feel if one of them was violently murdered and the killer was protected for almost four decades. “Nothing will stop me from finding Mary’s remains and giving her the decent burial she deserves.”MISSING MARY BOYLE’S TWIN SISTER IDENTIFIES POSSIBLE BURIAL SITE was last modified: December 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BallyshannonCashelarddonegalMARY BOYLEmissinglast_img read more