Cold case call on eve of Amy Fitzpatrick’s 25th birthday

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The image of Amy from a poster issued at the time

TUESDAY February 7 marks what would have been the 25th birthday of Amy Fitzpatrick, who went missing as a teenager from the Costa del Sol in 2008.

In commemoration of the date her father and aunt have called for a cold case investigation into her disappearance and will hold a candlelit vigil outside the Irish parliament.

Dublin-born Amy has been missing for over nine years having last been seen leaving a friend’s house on New Year’s Day 2008 in Mijas Costa.

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Christine Kenny, a sister of Amy’s father Christopher, says she wants a “set of fresh eyes to have a look at this case”.

“I’m not going to get into the specifics but there were too many coincidences, things that just didn’t fit.

I truly believe this wasn’t a flash-in-the-pan incident. I don’t think it was planned or anything but these things don’t just happen out of nothing,” she told TheJournal.ie.

Amy’s mother Audrey has long campaigned in Spain to keep the case alive, making frequent visits to the Costa del Sol from Dublin.

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