The sister of missing Arlene Arkinson says she just wishes she could have changed things on the night her beloved sibling went missing.
Arlene was last seen on the 13th of August 1994 as she left her home in Castlederg, Co. Tyrone to attend a disco in Bundoran.
Her body has never been found nearly 30 years later it would be ruled at inquest that she was abducted and murdered by serial killer Robert Howard.
Now her case is to feature on TG4’s Marú inár Measc this Wednesday, March 29th at 9.30pm.
“I just wished that I could’ve changed that night” Kathleen, Arlene’s sister replays the last time that she saw her little sister.
Arlene left Kathleen’s house the night after babysitting for her while Kathleen went to the local Bingo.
Arlene had been invited by another local teen, Donna Quinn, to a disco over the border in Bundoran.
She left that night in a car with Donna, Donna’s boyfriend Sean and Robert Howard who drove the car. This would be the last time that Arlene would be seen by her family and nearly 30 years later they still search for her. Hoping one day to bury her remains along with their parents.
This documentary features interviews with the Arkinson family solicitor Des Doherty, who alongside the family saw justice prevail in 2021 after a 15 year legal battle and Kathleen Arkinson who has never given up hope.
Award winning journalist Póilín Ní Chiaráin, Gearóid Ó Muilleoir and former head of the Cold Case unit Detective Alan Bailey also feature.
MARÚ INÁR MEASC is a four-part true crime documentary series by Midas Productions for TG4, which shines a light on the effect that fatal crimes have on society, local communities and on the victim’s families as they are left without answers.
This series could not have been made without the cooperation of each family and loved ones who shared their story and allowed us the privilege of filming with them.