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Man (64) arrested over disappearance of Mary Boyle released without charge

Pending further investigation, a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

A 64-YEAR-OLD MAN arrested in connection with Ireland’s oldest missing person case has been released without charge.

Pending further investigation, a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Six-year-old Mary Boyle from Kincasslagh, Co Donegal, disappeared while visiting her grandmother at Ballyshannon on 18 March, 1977.

The new arrest, made yesterday, came after new evidence was discovered by the Review Team, which is based in the Northern Region.

The man had been detained at Mullingar Garda Station.

“The investigation into the disappearance of Mary Boyle is ongoing,” a garda spokesperson said this evening, and detectives are continuing to liaise with the girl’s mother, Ann.

Read more: ‘My heart was absolutely broken, I had to believe Mary was still alive’ >

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