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Audrey Fitzpatrick. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Audrey Fitzpatrick. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Audrey Fitzpatrick. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The mother of missing teenager Amy Fitzpatrick and her brother Dean, who lost his life after being stabbed, has been told she will die unless she receives a new liver.

Audrey Fitzpatrick (45) was told the news while on holiday in Spain with her partner, Dave Mahon (42).

They had been living on the Costa del Sol when Amy (15) went missing in 2008.

Last May, Ms Fitzpatrick suffered a second tragedy when Dean (23) was stabbed to death at her apartment in Dublin.

Mr Mahon, who was arrested and questioned in relation to the incident, said Dean's death was accidental. A decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions on whether to prosecute him is due shortly.

Ms Fitzpatrick is currently in a hospital near Marbella after falling ill while on holiday.

"Doctors told us Audrey needs a new liver and she will die unless she gets one," Said Mr Mahon.

"They are going to keep her in for tests for around 10 days and then she will be discharged. We will just have to wait and see if a liver becomes available in Ireland.

"They've told her she will suffer another attack and that could be in a week or a year, we just don't know."

Mr Mahon said he is waiting for a report from Spanish doctors that he will then forward to medics in Dublin.

"We have to wait and see how long Audrey will have to wait, but if she gets a liver it would be in Ireland, not Spain," he said.

Ms Fitzpatrick flew back to Ireland for the inquest into Dean's death, which was adjourned after gardai told the coroner they expected a decision from the DPP soon.

 

CAMPAIGN

Before taking ill, Ms Fitzpatrick said she wanted to re-start the campaign to find Amy, who disappeared on New Year's Day, 2008.

No trace of her was ever found.

cfeehan@herald.ie


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