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Search for Donegal child missing since 1977 resumes

Danish psychic identified area of bogland for fresh search for Mary Boyle, 6, who went missing from her grandmother’s home nearly 34 years ago.

THE SEARCH FOR IRELAND’S longest-missing person has resumed in Co Donegal.

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

She was wearing a lilac hand-knitted cardigan, brown jeans and black Wellington boots when she was last seen.

Yesterday, members of her family and the gardaí began searching an area of bog close to where she was last seen, according to the Examiner. The new dig was initiated after information was received from a Danish psychic.

Singer Daniel O’Donnell’s sister Margo hired the psychic Yan Sterns to help the Boyle family in their search. The BBC reports that Sterns identified an area near Ballyshannon during a visit there on Friday which he believed should be searched.

Gardaí have released an image showing what Mary could look like now, aged 40, and say their search for her is still “a live investigation”:

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