Mary Boyle's Twin Sister Appeals For Information On 46th Anniversary Of Disappearance
 Disappearance
Saturday 18th, March 2023
Ireland Report / Story
Mary Boyle disappeared from Ballyshannon, County Donegal on the 18th of March 1977 when she was just six years old. Her disappearance is Ireland's longest running missing person case.

Mary Boyle was last seen by her uncle on the afternoon of the 18th of March 1977 as she turned back towards her grandparent's home which was just over halfway into the path to the neighbor's house.

Speaking on RTE's show with Colm Ó Mongáin, Mary's twin sister, Ann Doherty said that she had asked Gardaí to conduct searches for Mary.

Ann Doherty said on the show,
"We've asked the guards for a few different searches and they haven't materialised,"


Doherty believes that her sister Mary was murdered on the day she went missing and she also believes that Mary's body was likely buried nearby where she disappeared.

Doherty went on to say that the disappearance has been very hard on the whole Boyle family and that the family all wanted "closure", she went on to say about her mother,
"It's been very, very hard on her. Losing her child. It's been very hard on her,"


Doherty went on to appeal for anyone that has any information to come forward anonymously and that they aren't looking to go after any individual, it's just about trying to get closure.

In a statement to RTÉ, gardaí said the investigation is ongoing under the direction of a senior investigating officer in Ballyshannon and a serious crime review was completed in 2017.
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