THE tragic tale of Amy Fitzpatrick could finally be drawing to a close with the news that police are to begin searching an area of wasteland close to where Amy lived with her mother Audrey and her partner Dave Mahon.
All cases where young people go missing are tragic, but Amy’s seems even more so, as stories of a difficult domestic life, missing school and even living rough have emerged.
Last year in a fight in Dublin Mahon killed Amy’s brother Dean in what he claims was self defense.
The latest sad chapter is the news that Audrey has been rushed to hospital in Marbella, where she has been told she needs a liver transplant. It allegedly follows weeks of heavy drinking.
Many come to southern Spain to chase their dreams, but for the Fitzpatrick family it turned into the worst type of nightmare.