Poster campaign seeks information on missing woman

Tue, Apr 10, 2012, 01:00

A POSTER appeal in the form of a personal message from a young Killala woman believed to have been murdered almost 12 years ago has been launched.

Patrick and Bridie Collins, a brother and sister of Sandra Collins, who vanished in December 2000, hope the posters will encourage somebody with information about where her body lies to come forward.

The posters went up over Easter in the north Mayo area.

They carry a photo of Sandra Collins, who was 29 when she disappeared, and the following message: “My name is Sandra Collins, I have been missing since December 4, 2000, when I was last seen in Killala.

“My family are desperately seeking any information so they can have closure to their nightmare.

“If you have any information about my murder, please call CrimeStoppers in confidence on 1800-230025 – or Ballina Garda station on 096-20560.”

Ms Collins was last seen in Killala on December 4th, 2000, at approximately 11.15pm at the local takeaway, The Country Kitchen.

As a result of recent public appeals, a number of new witnesses came forward over the past 18 months and a man was arrested, but he was later released without charge.

“We want to bring this terrible trauma for our family to an end,” Mr Collins said yesterday.

“The poster is composed in the form of a message from Sandra herself.”

Mr Collins stressed that the family was not motivated by any feelings of anger or revenge in bringing out the posters.

“We just want closure, an end to the seemingly unending pain we have been experiencing.”