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Family of missing Mayo woman renew appeal for her return

Sandra Collins has been missing since December 2000.

Image: Patrick Collins

THE FAMILY OF missing Mayo woman Sandra Collins has renewed an appeal for her return.

She has not been seen since 4 December 2000, aged 28.

Later today a plaque in her memory will be unveiled at a pier in Killala.

However, the family has said that they are determined to continue the search for her. Speaking to earlier this week, her brother Patrick Collins said, “We just wanted people to know that we loved her and we still love her and we’re looking for her.”

A service will be held at 12.30pm today at the St Tiernan’s Church in Crossmolina. The plaque dedicated to Sandra will be unveiled in a ceremony at 2.20pm.

A man was arrested and tried for her murder, with his trial concluding last year. It was after this that her family decided to pay tribute to her life.

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Anybody with any information about her disappearance are contact local gardaí. Individuals were in contact last year after a Christmas appeal, something that Sandra’s brother Patrick said gave the family “more hope and spurred us on”.

Anyone with information about Sandra Collins can contact the helpline (independent of An Garda Siochána) ‘searching for the missing’, on 085 209 2119; Ballina Gardaí on 096 20560; or Killala Gardaí 096 32111. The Garda Confidential Line can also be called anonymously on 1800 666111.

Read: ‘The only time I will feel any better is when I have a coffin and a burial’

Also: “The hurt is unbelievable”: A family searches for missing Sandra. Can you help?

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