As a new documentary about Ireland’s youngest missing person, Mary Boyle, is due out next year.
Today in the Sunday Independent, her twin sister Ann speaks of her 44-year search for answers.
The last time six-year-old Mary Boyle was seen, she was following her uncle through fields outside Cashelard, near Ballyshannon, 44 years ago.
Ann remembers the day well. Not only was it the day of her sister’s suspected murder, it also marked the end of her own childhood.
“Every time something major has happened in my life, Mary has been with me. She’s sent me little signs at milestones in my life, like the birth of my children. She’s always been with me since the day she disappeared. I really feel that,” says Ann, whose surname is now Doherty.
“I just wish I could have helped her that day. I wish I could have done more, saved her somehow. But I was only six years old as well.”
Read the full story in today’s Sunday Independent.