GARDA detectives have confirmed that they have launched a new investigation into the disappearance of a 64-year-old man in Dungloe eight years ago.This Saturday marks EIGHT years since James Curran simply vanished.James left his home at Cois Locha in Dungloe on July 16, 2003 and despite a massive garda operation, he his whereabouts remain a mystery. A native of Min Charraic, James lived alone at his lakeside home. He was last seen collecting his pension in Dungloe on Wednesday July 16th.Gardaí are keen to speak to a man who rang Mr Curran’s sister Madge Coyle, stating that they had given him a lift in his car following his disappearance.Inspector Sylvie Henry at Glenties Garda Station said today: “I am particularly interested in talking to a man who rang Madge and stated that he had given a man fitting Mr Curran’s description a lift around the time of the disappearance.“We are unsure what kind of vehicle this man was driving. I want that man to come forward. We are also interested in speaking to anyone else who may have given Mr Curran a lift in the Dungloe, Gaoth Dobhair, Gortahork or Falcarragh region.” The single man didn’t drive, had difficulty walking and relied on buses and lifts to get around the area, often getting lifts to his sister’s home in Bloody Foreland.Gardaí are also keen to speak to any bus drivers who may have seen Mr Curran getting on a bus during this period which was before the 2003 Mary from Dungloe Festival.RUMOURSGardaí said that they are keen to ascertain hard facts in relation to this case and urged the public to disregard any previous rumour and speculation that surrounded this case.Gardaí urged anyone who has any information to contact them at the incident room in Glenties Garda Station at 074 95 51080 or the confidential garda line 1800 666 111. All this information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.Gardaí are particularly interested in hearing from donegaldaily.com readers abroad who may have information on the case.Said sister Madge: “Someone out there has to know what happened to him. He can’t have just vanished. Someone has to have seen him or spoken to him.“He would never have spoken much in the last ten years but if you spoke to him he would talk to you. You couldn’t describe him as thin and he was a little taller than me which would have left him around 5’3.” His grand-niece Brid Mhic Phaidin said: “He just didn’t vanish into thin air. Someone must know. You cannot help but find his disappearance suspicious. If he fell into a ditch we would find him. If anyone out there has anyone information about what happened to him we would like them to call us.“We would also like anyone who rang or spoke to us initially to call us back. If we had to search in the morning we do it all again. We don’t believe he is alive, he is gone too long for that, we are his family and we knew him and we know that he wouldn’t just disappear.”GARDAI CONFIRM NEW INQUIRY INTO DONEGAL MAN MISSING SINCE 2003 was last modified: July 14th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Gaoth Dobhairjames curranmissing
FOOTBALL NONLEAGUE Thursday El Rancho vs. Whittier, at California HS, 7 p.m. Friday La Serna at California, 7 p.m. St. Paul at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. Santa Fe at Pioneer, 7 p.m. Buena Park at La Habra, 7 p.m. Campbell Hall vs. Whittier Christian, at Whittier College, 7 p.m. Artesia at La Mirada, 7 p.m. Schurr at Montebello, 7 p.m. Bell-Jeff at Cantwell, 7 p.m. Saturday No games scheduled BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Olympic League at Arcadia County Park Maranatha, 15, Valley Christian 48. Maranatha 19, Whittier Chris 45. Whittier 24, Valley 36 1. Tony Hilling (M) 16:46, 2. David Abernathy (WC) 16:58, 3. Ryan Chin (M) 17:00 4. Andrew Yen (M) 17:00, 5. Cory Martinez (M) 17:00. Records: Maranatha 6-0, Whittier Christian 3-2, Valley Christian 2-3. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week GIRLS TENNIS DEL RIO LEAGUE La Serna 16, California 2 At La Serna HS Singles: La Serna — Tiffany Lecong 3-0, Joann Janchoi 1-1, Stacey Miller 1-0, Nicole Lee 3-0. California — Vanessa Machuca 1-2, Carrie Bogdonof 0-3, Gia Castro 0-3 Doubles: La Serna — Larissa Von Lockner-Lucia Prieto 3-0, Ally Rudolth-Gabby Gottlieb 3-0, Madeline Pena-Leslie Diaz 1-0, Liz McFarland-Christie Sosa 0-1, Alex Gillestie-Tiffany Chau 1-0. California- Stephanie Granado-Brenda Castellano 0-3, Nicole Duffy-Daisy Gonzalez 1-2, Evelyn Cabadas-Susan Ruiz 0-3. Records: La Serna 10-1, 4-1; California 4-5, 2-2. VALLE VISTA LEAGUE Covina 13, Northview 5 At Northview HS Singles: Covina — Jacqueline Nguyen 2-1, Meg Tiangco 3-0, Benya Pokpongkiat 1-2. Northview –Natasha Evans 1-2, Tiffany Leung 2-1, Mariteff Avistorena 0-3. Doubles: Covina –Wendy Ojeda-Jazmyn Lopez 2-1, Grace Liao-Kimee Sarcos 3-0, Rebecca Prelle-Marr Tiangco 2-1. Northview — Sierra Hinzo-Desiree Mora 0-3, Patricia Rodriguez-Jessica Rueda 2-1, Munel Magadia-Bonnie Yn 0-3. Records: Covina 5-0; Northview 2-3. NONLEAGUE Wilson 12, Rowland 6 At Rowland HS Singles: Wilson — Marcia Oen 3-0, Sylvia Tang 2-1, Audrey Yanesato 2-1. Rowland — Maritza Puliog 0-1, Patty Liu 0-2, Andrea Tan 0-3, Grace Hoanl 1-0, Sophia Ktai 1-1. Doubles: Wilson –Samantha Gonzales-Catherine Ho 0-1, Samantha Gonzales-Cynthia Joe 1-1, Amanda Yang-Rachel Tsao 2-1, Saori Hanamure-Synthia Okihara 2-1. Rowland — Steph Yu-Joanne Lee 1-2, Natalie Kwan-Stephanie Lin 3-0, Karmela Limbo-Christina Shiane 0-3. Records: Wilson 12-0; Rowland 6-4. GIRLS VOLLEYBALLDEL REY LEAGUE At St. Paul HS Bisho Amat def. St. Paul 16-25, 27-25, 25-20, 25-21. Records (overall, league): Bishop Amat 9-4, 2-0; St. Paul 1-2 in league Notes: Vanessa Alvarez (BA) 14 kills, Juanise Cornell (BA) 14. At Cantwell HS Mary Star def. Cantwell 25-19, 25-23, 25-12. Record (overall, league): Cantwell 2-8, 0-2. DEL RIO LEAGUE At California HS California def. La Serna 25-19, 25-10, 29-27. Records (overall, league): La Serna 0-2 in league, California 7-4, 2-1. Notes: Marissa Rangel (C) 10 kills. At Santa Fe HSEl Rancho def. Santa Fe 20-25, 33-31, 25-19, 25-27, 15-10. Records (overall, league): El Rancho 12-4, 3-0; Santa Fe 2-1 in league. Notes: Sherise Musquiz (R) 35 kills. MIRAMONTE LEAGUE At Los Altos HS Bonita def. Los Altos 19-25, 15-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-13. Records (overall, league): Bonita 6-3, 2-0; Los Altos 1-2. Notes: Kellyanne Kirby (B) 25 kills; Kelli Ruebsman (B) 11 kills. SIERRA LEAGUE At Glendora HS Ayala def. Glendora 17-25, 25-27, 25-23, 25-15, 15-12. Records (overall, league): Ayala 7-7, 2-1; Glendora 2-1. Notes: Brittany Williams (A) 31 kills, 10 blocks; Alex Hauser (A) 12 kills; Taylor Jacobs (G) 11 kills; Krista Bader 7 blocks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOYS WATER POLO DEL RIO LEAGUE Whittier 17, El Rancho 7 El Rancho 1 1 1 4 7 Whittier 5 4 3 5 17 El Rancho scoring: Ricky Franco, Edgar Rodriguez, Miguel Quizada, A.J. Abrego 2, Jose Navarro 2. Whittier scoring: Miguel Villalobos 2, Cory Baccus 8, John Schmidtbauer 3, Cody Callerous 3, Ian Jimenez. Shots: El Rancho 25, Whittier 27. Goalie saves: Matt Birkenbach (ER) 5, Cameron Boulter (W) 8. Records (overall, league): El Rancho 9-7, na; Whittier 14-1, 2-0. California 12, Pioneer 6 Pioneer 2 2 1 1 6 California 2 4 4 2 12 Pioneer scoring: Luis Hernandez 3, Mike Torres 2, Eddie Rodriguez. California scoring: Michael Salas 6, Dylan Logas 2, James Garland, Steven Garcia, Connor Uroff, Dustin Balke. Shots: Pioneer 17, California 23. Goalie saves: Ethan Taylor (P) 9; Manny Romero (C) 9. Records (overall, league): Pioneer 6-5, 0-2; California 10-7, 1-1. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Olympic League at Arcadia County Park Maranatha 15, Valley Christian 48, Whittier Christian 50 1. Rachel Gill (M) 21:09, 2. Danielle Richter (M) 21:09, 3. MacKenzie Klein (M) 21:09 4. Roxanne Cook (M) 21:16 5. Mikaela Cowen (M) 21:17. Records: Maranatha 6-0, Whittier Christian 3-2, Valley Christian 3-2.