THE mother of a teenager who went missing from Mijas Costa has demanded police investigate if the suspected serial killer recently arrested could be linked to her daughter’s disappearance.
Irish teenager Amy Fitzpatrick, 15 at the time, disappeared from Riviera del Sol in 2008 and her mother Audrey, and her partner Dave Mahon have been searching for clues ever since.
When Audrey read in the Euro Weekly News about the arrest of a man who confessed to killing two prostitutes in the Costa del Sol she was shocked to discover certain ‘coincidences’ with their case.
Audrey told EWN the suspect “was always in the area, trained in the local gym, where he was arrested. Dave [Mahon] went to the same gym. “One of the women he killed is the same area we had our bar in Calahonda and the other victim was in San Pedro Alcantara near where we lived for nearly a year,” she added.
“He’s been here since 2007. Amy dissappeared in January 2008. Do you not think this is all a little bit coincidental? Have the police the brains to question him about this?” she asked. Either way Audrey says she is “screaming this to everyone until I get an answer.”
In an email sent by Audrey on September 30 to Breda Lee, Irish Consul in Madrid, she wrote: “I want another meeting with them as was arranged by our government which we haven’t had in nearly a year. I want to be heard, I want Amy to be heard. And I want to know that this man who, lived under our noses since 2007, is being investigated about anything to do with Amy.”
Replying to Audrey on October 4, the Irish Consul wrote the Guardia Civil are “pursuing any line of enquiry which may link this man to Amy’s disappearance.”
Since then, Audrey says she has not heard from any official source about the matter. While she admits it could be nothing but a coincidence, she is frustrated by the lack of response. “We don’t know who else to turn. It is only the media that seems to be helping us,” she said.
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By John Jackson