HEARTFELT PLEA Patrick Collins and Bridie Conway, brother and sister of Sandra Collins, outside the Killala take-away where their sister was last seen on December 4, 2000. Both the Sunday World newspaper and Crimestoppers organisation are supporting the campaign in seeking information on Sandra’s disappearence.?Pic: Henry Wills
Missing Sandra appeals for information on her own disappearance
The heartbroken family of missing Killala woman Sandra Collins has launched a unique poster appeal campaign where the missing person appeals directly for information into her own disappearance.
The poster, copies of which are being erected in the north Mayo area, includes a message which purports to be from Sandra appealing for information into her ‘murder’. The title of the poster is ‘Help Bring Me Home’ and the text includes ‘My name is Sandra Collins ….. my family are desperately seeking any information so they can have closure to their nightmare’ and asks if anybody has information into ‘my murder’ to contact the gardaí or crimestoppers.
Sandra Collins (28) was last seen on the night of Monday, December 4, 2000 in Killala when she failed to return home from a trip to the shops. There has been no sightings of Sandra since and investigating gardaí and her family believe that she was murdered.
Her brother Patrick believes people in the north Mayo area have information which can lead to the discovery of her body and hope the posters will appeal directly to these people to come forward with information. He said the family were in limbo because they have been unable to grieve after their sister without finding her body.
“These posters are a bit different in the sense that its a message from Sandra herself and its more of an appeal from her to this man to help her come home. All we want is to be told where Sandra’s body has been dumped and we can reclaim what’s left of our lives,” he said.
Following a fresh appeal and Garda investigation into Sandra’s disappearance in March 2011, a number of people were arrested in connection with her disappearance and a file is being prepared for the DPP.
Anybody with any information on what happened to Sandra on December 4, 2000 can contact Ballina gardaí on 096 20560 or contact Crimestoppers who are offering a reward on 1800 25 00 25 or call a confidential mobile number 085 2092119.
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