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Post by PeterMac on Mon May 27, 2013 1:56 pm

For those who do not know, Amy Fitzpatrick "went missing" on the Costa del Sol five years ago, aged 15 or so.
"Abduction" was high on the parent's list of possibilities.
No trace has ever been found.
The mother and stepfather insisted she was a good girl, properly looked after and so on.
Jon Clarke, of the Olive Press, put on his full Investigative journalist's hat - he can, despite more recent evidence - and showed that she was out of control and almost feral, and far from what the parents had described. The parents did not like this at all.

And now this
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/stepfather-arrested-over-murder-of-amys-brother-29298296.html

THE stepfather of missing Irish teenager Amy Fitzpatrick has been arrested by gardai investigating the murder of her brother, Dean, who was found stabbed to death.
Dave Mahon (42), voluntarily presented himself at Coolock garda station after the body of his 23-year-old stepson was found in the street at nearby Northern Cross, on the northside of Dublin, on Saturday night.
Mr Mahon was arrested at about 2pm and can be held for 24 hours without charge.
It is understood Mr Mahon lives with Dean's mother, Audrey, in the Burnell Square apartment complex, just metres from where the young man's body was found at 11.20pm with a single stab wound to the abdomen. Dean was rushed to nearby Beaumont Hospital where he died from his injuries a short time later.
Last night, Amy and Dean's mother was too upset to speak about the death of her son – the second tragedy to hit the family. However, Audrey Fitzpatrick did say she wasn't aware her partner had been arrested. She told the Irish Independent: "Well, I haven't been even told that, so I can't tell you anything."
She said she wasn't home on Saturday night, adding: "The police haven't told me anything."
Mr Mahon last month received a jail sentence for a dangerous drink-driving incident in Dublin on New Year's Day.
However, he appealed the severity of the sentence and it was suspended on condition he kept the peace for 12 months.
The offence occurred five years to the day since Amy Fitzpatrick, then aged 15, went missing in Spain.
She had been living with her mother and Mr Mahon in the Costa del Sol town of Mijas and disappeared when she left a friend's house to walk home. [ALLEGEDLY !]
Watch the family.
What did the brother know or suspect? Did the step-father think it necessary to silence him ?
I have alerted JC to the article.

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Re: Amy Fitzpatrick's brother murdered in Northern Cross - nr. Dublin

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Post by dentdelion on Mon May 27, 2013 3:08 pm

Thank you admin

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Post by Ayniia on Mon May 27, 2013 3:24 pm

Never heard of this case before but what I'm reading upon a brief search is very troubling, mainly this article and the comments http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2011/05/24/amy-fitzpatrick-missing/
IMO everything stinks in this case...

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Post by Guest on Mon May 27, 2013 3:26 pm

Link to the Olive Press story.

http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2011/05/24/amy-fitzpatrick-missing/

The Wikipedia states (presumably erroneously) that Amy's mother took on "the same two detectives used in the case of Madeleine McCann".

I'm sure we'd have had loads of daft theories if that was true.

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Post by View-from-Ireland on Mon May 27, 2013 3:27 pm

@Ayniia wrote:Never heard of this case before but what I'm reading upon a brief search is very troubling, mainly this article and the comments http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2011/05/24/amy-fitzpatrick-missing/
IMO everything stinks in this case...



From recollection, I never 'liked' the step dad. I didn't follow it closely but there was something a bit unsettling about him. He was like a flash gangster or something!

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Post by Tony Bennett on Mon May 27, 2013 6:04 pm

I believe the stepfather conducted a long-running campaign, with posters etc., asking people to look for his other step-daughter, Amy. Did he actually open a fund? - I can't recall now.

It was taken up in a big way by the founder of the 'Missing Madeleine' forum, Susan ('Ambersuz') from Gibraltar, who was convinced this was a genuine 'missing person' case, rather than a cover-up by the stepfather and (maybe) Amy's mother.

Not saying Dave Mahon, the stepfather, is guilty - but the Olive Press article, back in 2008 IIRC, researched I think in person by its editor, Jon Clarke, was excellent, and most certainly gave strong hints in that direction.

It just shows that when he puts his mind to it, Clake is capable of good investigative journalism.

So long as it doesn't jeopardise one of his handy sources of income...

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Post by Guest on Mon May 27, 2013 7:22 pm

"In April 2011 Fitzpatrick and Mohan offered a €1 million reward for
the safe return of Amy but no new information was discovered."



Where would that money have come from???

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Post by Ayniia on Mon May 27, 2013 7:25 pm

After reading the piece I posted and all the comments on it, it's clear that's a "war" going on between the biological parents families. Plus people pretending to be other people making statements / attacks to each other. Where have we seen this before?
OT but one of the comments is: "But its ok for the mccanns to leave their 3 children under the age of 3 in an unlocked apartment and get away with it. Amy was 15 not a baby, and if you know the way people live in Spain it is acceptable for teenagers to be out after 10pm. Its the lifestyle that is lived over there."
A very poor comparison...
Back OT I couldn't find if the diary claims were true or not ,I mean if there was such a diary... but one thing I know from personal experience is that a truly troubled teen can seem normal to people around. Sometimes they're ashamed of the family problems they have and so, try to look "normal " to people around in order to fit in. Nowadays there's much talk about disfuncional families but few years ago, what was that? Now we see / read daily about parents mistreating the children and on and on but even now I read people's comments on "normal people don't do that, normal families... " I ask, what's normal?!
The fact that she was reportedly living at a friends and that her brother also left home due to bad relations with household people is very telling. Doesn't mean the stepfather's involved in her disappearance but tells a lot.
People saying that the mother looked good and dressed well and so why did the girl said her own clothes were rags, disgust me. People's appearance / professions / social status means nothing about their personalities.

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Re: Amy Fitzpatrick's brother murdered in Northern Cross - nr. Dublin

Post by Guest on Mon May 27, 2013 8:11 pm

http://www.herald.ie/news/courts/amys-stepdad-faces-four-months-in-jail-29128214.html


Amy's stepdad faces four months in jail


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THE stepfather of missing Dublin teenager Amy Fitzpatrick, who vanished in Spain five years ago, has been given a four-month jail sentence after he was convicted of dangerous drink-driving.

AMY was 15 when she vanished on the night of January 1, 2008. She had left a friend's house on the Costa del Sol to walk to her own home less than two kilometres away, but never arrived.

Her mother, Audrey, and her stepfather, David Mahon, have offered a reward for information leading to her discovery.

Dublin District Court heard yesterday that Mahon had been seen driving dangerously by an off-duty garda who followed him in north Dublin on January 1, the fifth anniversary of his step-daughter's disappearance.

He was arrested near his home at Lorcan Drive, in Santry, Dublin. He pleaded not guilty to drink-driving, three counts of dangerous driving and one charge of careless driving.

Judge Ann Watkin described the 42-year-old's dangerous driving as "horrendous" and said he had told "blatant lies". She added that he had shown no remorse and it was a miracle he had not killed other motorists as she imposed the jail term and a five-year ban.

Gda Paul Mullen said he had noticed a car in his rear-view mirror, veering erratically in front of oncoming vehicles.

Collision

Gda Mullen said at one point Mahon "almost collided with the rear of my vehicle" and veered across three lanes. Mahon continued to Dublin Airport and pulled in.

He saw Mahon speaking on his phone and he then pulled out again.

Gda Mullen followed and said Mahon nearly caused another collision and later almost lost control of his car when he arrived at Lorcan Drive where he came to halt. Gda Mullen remained there until a squad car arrived.

Gda Ciaran Kennedy said he arrived and Mahon was beside his car; he could smell drink from him and described him as being unsteady on his feet and slurring his words.

Mahon was taken to Santry Garda Station and provided a breath sample which gave a reading of 99mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

In evidence, Mahon claimed he feared he was going to be shot because he was being followed; senior gardai were aware of threats to his life.

He had not known that the man who followed him was a garda. "I did not know if he would get out with a gun or a knife," Mahon said.

He claimed that when he was outside his house in his car he picked up a Jack Daniels whiskey bottle to use as a weapon if attacked.

While he waited he began to drink from the bottle.

Judge Watkins ordered that Mahon could be released on bail to appeal against the verdict.

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Post by Ayniia on Mon May 27, 2013 8:33 pm

"He claimed that when he was outside his house in his car he picked up a Jack Daniels whiskey bottle to use as a weapon if attacked."

Out of everything he could use as a weapon, a bottle of Jack seemed the best... also this "it's not my fault " type of excuse tells a lot about the guy.

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Post by PeterMac on Fri May 31, 2013 5:06 pm

As we were starting to predict
http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/dean-fitzpatrick-give-gardai-new-1918690
Dean Fitzpatrick wanted to give gardai vital new information about his sister Amy's disappearance before he was killed

Victim's dad Christopher reveals his son opened up for the first time about what happened his sister

Amy Fitzpatrick’s dad believes they were close to making a breakthrough in her case before Dean was killed.
Christopher Fitzpatrick has revealed how Dean had opened up to him about his sister’s disappearance in the days before he was stabbed to death.
It has emerged the 23-year-old was planning to go to gardai with vital information which he hoped would nail Amy’s killer.
His dad Christopher, 47, told Irishmirror.ie: “The last couple of days he was confiding in me quite a lot about Amy.
“Before that he never said much but he was coming around and talking a lot more about it.
“He was loosening up in the last week and a half.”

Sources have revealed Dean was planning to speak to gardai or the family’s private investigator Liam Brady about the case.
They claim he had information which he wanted to pass on to police which may have provided a breakthrough in the five-year investigation.
Gardai are investigating tragic Dean’s movements and conversations in the lead-up to his death on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, his mother’s partner Dave Mahon has admitted stabbing him to death but denies it was murder.
Mahon, 42, who was questioned by gardai for 24 hours, claimed he was acting in self-defence and that it was an accident.
Dean’s dad Christopher and aunt Christine Kenny last night said they were hoping to secure justice for the killing.
Ms Kenny said: “All we want is Dean’s body to be released but we have to go by the law and whatever the police have to do, they have to do it.
“They’re doing a fantastic job. They’re not going to leave any stone unturned.”
Christopher added: “We want to make an appeal for anyone that was there on the night.
“We would appeal for anyone who was at the function in the hotel, outside or in the apartment complex on the night to come forward if they saw anything.
“We would like them to contact gardai in Coolock.”
Ms Kenny explained the family believe this latest killing may affect the hunt for missing Amy.
Dean’s sister Amy disappeared in 2008. The then 15-year-old schoolgirl vanished without a trace on New Year’s Eve in Spain, where she had been living with her mum Audrey and step-dad Dave Mahon.

Amy is presumed dead and her body has never been recovered, despite huge searches.
Ms Kenny said: “We believe that Dean’s death might now bring about some new information about Amy.
“We have never given up hope. There are people who know the truth and maybe now their conscience will catch up on them. We are not and we will not give up on Amy.”
Christine and Christopher declined to comment on the details of Dean’s death and they explained that the matter was now under Garda investigation.
The dad described the horror moment he learned his son had been killed.
Christopher said: “The gardai got my number from Dean’s phone and they called me to say what had happened.
“To be honest I thought it was one of his friends messing and it was only when we got the second call to go around the hospital immediately that I realised what had happened.”
Ms Kenny revealed how the couple rushed to Beaumont Hospital but by that stage it was too late.
She said: “They brought us into the family room and the surgeons told us they tried to revive him twice. They were successful once but it was too late.”
Christopher was visibly emotional when he was asked to describe his eldest son.
He added: “Dean was into the gym and weightlifting in a big way, he couldn’t get enough of it.”
He said Dean was also an avid cyclist and would bike from their home in Artane, North Dublin, to his girlfriend Sarah O’Rourke’s house in Lusk every day.
Christopher added: “Dean was a quiet guy. He just done his own thing and he never bothered anyone.
“He never fell out with anyone and if he did, he would be back friends with them very quickly.”
Although Dean was trying to find work at the time of his death he had a keen interest in mechanics.
Christine explained he was with them in the three days leading up to his death.
And she added he was in a very positive mood. The family are now preparing for the funeral which was further delayed yesterday when Dave Mahon requested an independent post mortem.
Private investigator Liam Brady last night appealed for anyone with information about Amy’s disappearance to contact him through the website searchforamy.com.
Anyone with information about Dean’s killing can call Coolock Garda station on 016664200, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
Bereaved mother Audrey Fitzpatrick stands by her man Dave Mahon
Dave Mahon was yesterday back with Dean Fitzpatrick’s mum.
Three days after he allegedly stabbed Dean to death in Northern Cross, North Dublin, the 42-year-old returned to the flat he shares with his partner – Dean’s mum Audrey.
The pair were together at the apartment in Burnell Square when Irishmirror.ie called yesterday.
Heartbroken Audrey admitted: “I haven’t been the best.
“The phone hasn’t stopped ringing all day.”
Later Mahon confirmed he was back at the flat with Audrey.
He said: “We are both very upset."
A family member confirmed the pair are still together despite the tragic killing.
The relative added: “Dave is in a very bad way and all his life has been ruined by this.”
Mahon was first spotted leaving the apartment complex near Clarehall at 1pm yesterday.
Dressed in a grey T-shirt, jeans and white runners, he returned at 3pm with a male companion.
His pal left shortly afterwards but Mahon remained in the flat with Dean’s mum.
The pair were inside when Dean’s father Christopher laid a crucifix and rosary beads at the scene where the attack happened.

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Post by ShuBob on Fri May 31, 2013 7:34 pm

Ok, I'm confused . What does this suggest? That Amy's brother or other family members may have been involved in her disappearance?

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Post by View-from-Ireland on Fri May 31, 2013 8:14 pm

Based on stuff I heard last night, there is an awful lot going on there. Mahon is an extremely shady character, certainly no stranger to the Irish police.

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Post by PeterMac on Fri May 31, 2013 10:04 pm

@View-from-Ireland wrote:Based on stuff I heard last night, there is an awful lot going on there. Mahon is an extremely shady character, certainly no stranger to the Irish police.
Jon Clarke (OP) discovered a lot about him as well.

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Post by Ayniia on Fri May 31, 2013 10:28 pm

@PeterMac wrote:
@View-from-Ireland wrote:Based on stuff I heard last night, there is an awful lot going on there. Mahon is an extremely shady character, certainly no stranger to the Irish police.
Jon Clarke (OP) discovered a lot about him as well.

Mr officer I'm going to explain why I was drunk : "... Mahon claimed he feared he was going to be shot because he was being followed; senior gardai were aware of threats to his life.
He had not known that the man who followed him was a garda. "I did not know if he would get out with a gun or a knife," Mahon said.
He
claimed that when he was outside his house in his car he picked up a
Jack Daniels whiskey bottle to use as a weapon if attacked.

While he waited he began to drink from the bottle."

Says it all...

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Post by PeterMac on Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:30 am

The line with the most significance is surely
The 19-year-old said on Sunday that she is convinced her friend was killed.
She said: “It was someone out there who knew her, that’s my opinion.
Always watch the family. Step fathers top the list.

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