Peggy's family hit out at Gardaí over search methods
The family of a woman with Alzheimers, who died after she went missing last month, believe she would still be alive if gardaí had used bloodhounds to search for her.
Peggy Mangan, 65, went missing on September 24 after taking her dog for a walk. Her body was found five days later in north Dublin.
Her daughters have said that gardaí only had access to general dogs that were not expert trackers.
Daughters Louise and Orla said today their Mother might still be alive if bloodhounds had been used to search for her as soon as her disappearance was reported.
"We met up with a man called Glen for the Irish Rescue Dogs," she said. "He would have been good to go had he got the call that day.
"He did say the fact that it was an Alzheimers patient he would have actually left work, it's all on a voluntary basis he does it, but it wasn't until Saturday afternoon that he was on his way up and at that stage it was too late.
"Whereas if we had Glen and the bloodhound on the Tuesday my Mam would still be alive today, I do believe."
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