The twin sister of missing Donegal girl Mary Boyle said she believes she knows who snatched her sister and where she is buried.
And she revealed why she thinks Mary’s abduction was planned to prevent the six year old girl from revealing a sinister secret.
Ann Doherty (nee Boyle) said she believes the little girl was killed and buried in swampy ground near to where she went missing in Cashelard outside Ballyshannon in 1977.
Ann, who now lives in Co Offaly, said she does not believe that Mary was snatched by a stranger passing by on the afternoon of March 18th.
“I find it impossible now to believe that that someone just landed in the middle of nowhere and took her. Mary had a great sense of her own personal safety.
“One day, we were walking home from school when a car stopped and offered us a lift.
“Mary refused to get in because she didn’t know the driver. She would never have put herself in danger,” she said.
Ann, a mother of five, said she believes Mary was abducted and killed for a more sinister reason.
“I believe Mary was killed because she was going to tell a secret on somebody about something that had happened to her.
“I also believe her body is close to where she went missing and that the person who killed her knew every nook and cranny in the area,” she said.
Ann claims that Gardai do not keep her informed of her sister’s case and that it was a journalist who recently broke the news that a man had ben questioned in connection with Mary’s disappearance.
She added that Mary also deserves and inquest and then a decent burial and says she will continue to raise questions about her sister’s case.
“She deserves a decent burial. She deserves some respect. And in years to come, I don’t want my children to have to keep up the search for their Aunty Mary. I want an end to it, so that they can have a normal life,” she added.