Garda probe into 1993 disappearance of Annie McCarrick upgraded to murder investigation

Published date24 March 2023
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
Annie McCarrick was 26 years old when she went missing on March 26, 1993. McCarrick, who was originally from Long Island in New York, was living in Sandymount at the time of her disappearance

As this weekend marks 30 years since she went missing, gardai have upgraded the active investigation into a murder inquiry. DMR South Central Detective Superintendent Eddie Carroll said: "There are person or persons, who have information on the disappearance of Annie McCarrick and her murder on or about the March 26, 1993, and who haven't yet spoken to gardai or who may have already spoken to gardai but were not in a position to tell everything that they know at that time."

"I want to speak with any person who has any information on the large brown handbag which it is believed that Annie was in possession of when she went missing. I am appealing to those persons, 30 years later, to please come forward and speak to the investigation team."

"The primary focus of this investigation is the victim, Annie McCarrick and her family. Annie's father John has passed away not knowing what happened to his daughter.

"Annie's mother Nancy deserves to know the truth, she deserves to know what happened to her daughter on or about March 26, 1993. She is waiting 30 years for those answers."

Annie visited Ireland as a teenager and later went on to complete her college education at St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra and at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth before returning to New York in 1991, where she completed her studies at Stoney Brook University, New York. In January 1993, Annie moved to Ireland permanently where she lived in St. Catherine's Court, Sandymount, Dublin 4, with two other tenants.

She worked as a waitress at the Courtyard Restaurant Donnybrook and as a waitress at Café Java Leeson Street. On the day she went missing, Annie spoke to both her flatmates before they left separately to travel...

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