New appeal for information on Mayo woman on 22nd anniversary of her disappearance

New appeal for information on Mayo woman on 22nd anniversary of her disappearance

GARDAÍ have renewed their appeal for information on a missing Mayo woman, 22 years after she disappeared.

On December 4, 2000, 28-year-old Sandra Collins went missing from the village of Killala, Co. Mayo, where she lived with her aunt.

Four days later her fleece was recovered but no further trace of Miss Collins was ever found.

Miss Collins was last seen at around 11.15pm on Monday, December 4, 2000 (Image: An Garda Síochána)

"The search for Sandra has continued over the past 22 years and the investigation into her disappearance on December 4, 2000 remains active," said a statement from An Garda Síochána.

"An Garda Síochána continue to liaise closely with the Collins family in relation to this ongoing investigation.

"Gardaí are renewing their appeal for information.

"An Garda Síochána and the Collins family are encouraging anyone who might have information, which perhaps they thought was insignificant at the time, to come forward."

Pier discovery

Miss Collins, who had cared for her aunt for a number of years, left the house they shared on Courthouse Street in Killala, north of Ballina, on the evening of Monday, December 4, 2000 at 7.30pm.

Around 15 minutes later she arrived at a local shop, where she bought some groceries for her aunt and a neighbour.

She was last seen at the local Country Kitchen takeaway on George's Street in Killala at around 11.15pm that night.

Four days later, her fleece was found on a pier in the town.

A half-pound of sausages that Miss Collins had bought in the shop was still in the pocket of the fleece.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballina Garda Station on 096 20560, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Gardaí say information will be treated with confidentiality, compassion and sensitivity.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers on 1800 250 025.