Tuesday 21 October 2014

Inquest date set for woman whose body found in Phoenix Park

Gareth Naughton

Published 06/06/2014 | 13:48

Eugenia Bratis, who was found stabbed to death in Dublin's Phoenix Park

A date has been set for the inquest of a Romanian woman whose body was found in the Phoenix Park more than four years ago after gardaí said they are not in a position to prosecute anyone for her death.

Eugenia Bratis (50) from Timisora in Romania had been living in Ireland and begging to raise money to send her children at home to college when her body was found in a wooded area off Military Road in the park on August 5, 2009.

Following her discovery Gardaí carried out an extensive investigation and two men were arrested but released without charge.

The inquest into her death has been adjourned a number of times to allow gardaí pursue active lines of inquiry which have included taking the investigation outside of Ireland. However, updating the coroner on progress in the case, Detective Inspector Colm Murphy said that they are now in a position to go ahead with the inquest.

"We have developed the investigation to a certain degree and we are not in a position to bring someone before the courts," he said.

The inquest has been set for full hearing on October 9.

Irish Independent

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