Leading Mauritian cop to head Michaela McAreavey murder investigation
A respected Mauritian cop has been appointed to lead the investigation into murdered Michaela McAreavey's death.
Michaela (27) was killed in January 2011, just 12 days after she married her husband John.
She was strangled at the luxury Legends Hotel where they were enjoying their honeymoon and nobody has ever been prosecuted for her death.
Michaela was the daughter of Tyrone of GAA boss Mickey Harte and her loved ones recently requested that Superintendent Daniel Monvoisin lead the fresh probe.
Supt Monvoisin has earned a stellar reputation after he was involved in a high-profile case where a man was convicted of strangling his daughter-in-law (18) in 2012.
Two former hotel staff were acquitted of killing Ms McAreavey following a high-profile trial in 2012.
Inspector Ranjit Jokhoo retired after the case and said he hopes justice is served, saying: "It’s frustrating that a person who was our guest here should lose her life in this way. That said, the Mauritian police had also proposed a reward for any information which would lead to the perpetrators of the crime being caught."
Just weeks ago John offered a €50,000 reward for information that leads to a successful prosecution and conviction of her killers.
He said: "We believe we have given the Mauritian authorities every chance to deliver on their very public promise that justice would be done.
"However, until this visit, the reality falls far short of that, and as the years have passed, it appears that the unofficial policy has become one of 'out of sight - out of mind'.
"But we have no intention of just slipping out of mind or sight. Michaela deserves justice, and we intend to get it.
"Put quite bluntly, we have felt let down time and time again."