A new dig to find the remains of a six-year-old girl who mysteriously disappeared almost 34 years ago began yesterday on a remote hillside near Ballyshannon in County Donegal.
Gardai confirmed they were assisting members of Mary Boyle’s family in the dig at Cashelard, five kilometres from Ballyshannon.
The dig has been prompted by new information from a Dutch psychic hired by country singer Margo O’Donnell – Daniel’s sister – a close friend of the Boyle family.
Margo says Mr Sterns is a long time friend and has worked a number of cases successfully with police in the united states:
Mary disappeared on March 18th, 1977, while on a St Patrick’s Day visit to her grandparents at Cashelard. She is officially Ireland’s longest-missing person.
Ann, who lives at Keadue, Burtonpo said she just wanted to bring Mary home and bury her on consecrated ground beside her father, Charlie, who died five years ago.
Superintendent Jimmy Coen confirmed the gardaí were supervising the dig. He said gardai would act on any information supplied by the general public and in this case, as in any other, they would carry out an investigation based on any information supplied.
He said that while Mary Boyle disappeared almost 34 years ago the search for her remained “a live investigation.”