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Family of missing Amy Fitzpatrick spend life savings trying to find her

The Dublin teen went missing from her home in Spain in 2008. Her mother has written a book which she hopes may help to find her daughter.

AMY FITZPATRICK WENT missing from her home in Malaga in Spain more than four years ago, and has not been seen since.

Amy, who was then 15, vanished when she was walking in Fuengirola on New Year’s Day 2008.  She had just left a friend at around 9pm but never made it home.

Her mother Audrey Fitzpatrick has now published a book called Please Find My Amy, which she hopes might job someone’s memory about seeing her daughter, or might encourage somebody with information to come forward. She said that she has written about Amy since the day she was born.

Audrey and her partner Dave Mahon said they have travelled all over Europe in the search for Amy, and have spent their life savings of €300,000 trying to find her. They said that they have followed people who they believed were suspects, that they have lost their home and their life in Spain.

They said they were also the victims of a hoax during which they were asked for €100,000 for Amy’s safe return.

They have criticised both the Spanish and Irish governments as well as “organisations that are supposed to help families in distress”. They have said that they “dared to hope” that these organisations would “step up to the plate and do their job”.

Audrey Fitzpatrick said:

All we have left of Amy are our precious memories and a determination that we will keep on going, keep on fighting for her, until we know what happened to my Amylou.

A post on the website dedicated to the search for Amy in April said “If you know anything please tell”.

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