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Woman arrested in 10-year search for missing Mayo woman

Sandra Collins went missing from Killala, Co Mayo, in early December 2000.

Undated garda image of Sandra Collins.
Undated garda image of Sandra Collins.
Image: Garda Press Office

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE disappearance of a woman from Killala, Co Mayo, ten years ago have arrested a 21-year-old woman.

Twenty-nine-year-old Sandra Collins was last seen at a takeaway in Killala, Co May, on the night of 4 December 2000.

Earlier this month, gardaí renewed their appeal for information about Collins’ whereabouts, saying that new witnesses had recently come forward and investigators believed a white van was in Killala around the time of her disappearance.

When last seen, Collins was wearing black trousers, a marroon polo neck jumper, a beige sleeveless hooded jacket and black boots. She was born in 1971 and is described as being 5′ tall with a slim build, and her short brown hair had red highlights.

Gardaí say they arrested a woman today in the Ballina area and she is currently being held under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act 1939.

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