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Missing Person - Sandra Collins (10 year anniversary)

The Gardaí at Ballina are investigating the disappearance of twenty eight year old Sandra Collins who went missing on Monday the 4th December 2000 from the small village of Killala, Co. Mayo.  She had lived in the village with her Aunt who she looked after for a number of years.  Sandra left her Aunt's house at Courthouse Street, Killala on the Monday evening at 7.30 pm.  At 7.45pm she arrived at a local shop where she bought some groceries for her Aunt and a neighbour.  She was last seen at the local takeaway at around 11:15pm that night.  Four days later on the 8th December 2000 her fleece was found on the pier in Killala.  A half pound of sausages that Sandra bought in the shop earlier where still in the pocket of the fleece.

Sandra’s sister Bridie and brother Patrick believe something bad happened to their sister that night either intentionally or by accident.  They appeal for information to help them find her body, to let them bury their sister.  Crimecall also interviewed Superintendent Peter O’Boyle he explains the impact of such a case on a small community like Kilalla and appeals for information.


• When Sandra arrived at the Chipper her clothing was dry despite the fact that the night was wet and windy.  Where was Sandra for the intervening period between 7.45pm and 11.15pm?

• Where did she go after the chipper? (Sandra purchased enough food for two people).

• On the day of her disappearance Sandra made some phone calls from a phone kiosk located outside a local shop (Mc Gregors).  Who did she talk to?  If Sandra spoke to you or if you know who she did speak to, come forward.

• Anyone with information relating to the disappearance of Sandra to come forward and speak to Gardaí in confidence.


Gardaí at Ballina are investigating                                        Telephone 096 20560