In Spain, not far from where a kid vanished without a trace fifteen years ago, a skull, bones, and a bag have been discovered.
Dubliner Amy Fitzpatrick vanished on January 1st of 2008, and since then, investigators have had difficulty finding any clues.
The 15-year-old was living in Spain’s Mijas Costa, close to Fuengirola, with her mother Audrey, stepfather Dave Mahon, and brother Dean, who is now gone.
“The body was found in the hills near Mijas and they reckon the body has been there over a decade,” Amy’s auntie, Christine Kenny told the press.
She believes the remains may those be of her long-lost niece: “There is a possibility that it could be Amy, though, as there was a satchel bag found with the remains, and Amy used to have a similar type bag.
“They reckon, though, from the bone structure that it’s of a woman aged between 25 and 30, or thereabouts. But it takes ages for that type of thing to be dealt with.”
Christine has been acting on behalf of Amy’s father’s side of the family to try and find her niece and she recently met Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Martin to try to pressure the Spanish authorities to put more resources into the search.
Near her Spanish home, Amy spent 2007 New Year’s Eve with her pals Ashley and Debbie Rose.
On New Year’s Eve, she left the Rose residence at 10 p.m. to take a short walk home, but she never did.
Amy was not formally reported missing until January 3, and there has never been any sign of the adolescent.
Her mother Debbie, best friend Ashley, and other family members all agreed that the teenager hated her stepfather Dave Mahon, who would eventually murder her only sibling in May 2013, according to DublinLive.
Amy always had her phone with her, according to Ashley and Debbie at the time, and she even had it on the night of her disappearance.
However, during a check of the apartment she shared with her mother and stepfather, her gadget was discovered.
If Amy was kidnapped on her way home that night, how the phone got back to the property has never been determined.
Audrey said that she had lately heard some shocking accusations that added another layer to the case in an interview with the Irish Mirror from last year.
Audrey was told that Amy was allegedly being paid by drug lords to sit in the front of their car while they went on “drug runs.”
She said: “I didn’t know anything about this. I was told she would sit in the front of the car like somebody’s daughter.
“These men were in their 40s or 50s and she sat there and got paid for just being there in the car.”
Audrey recalled her daughter frequently leaving the house for extended periods of time, but she assumed she was out shopping or hanging out with friends.
The Irish Mirror was also informed by Amy’s friend Alan Quieros about a chat they had through an internet messaging platform in which Amy enigmatically claimed to have a “scheme” when her mother changed the dates of her flights back to Ireland.
Amy told Alan: “I love you, Happy New Year, and don’t worry about me, I’ve got a scheme’.”
Amy’s Auntie Christine recently revealed that an anonymous woman who sent her new important information could prove to be vital in solving the case.
“This lady has never been given her name, but she has been giving information over the years”, she said.
She continued: “This information has eventually found its way to me through sources. I haven’t got around to all the bits and pieces. There are about 21 pages in it and it’s ongoing.”
Christine says the woman insists the people involved in Amy’s disappearance were well known to her.