A daughter's appeal: 'Help find dad's killer'

300 PEOPLE QUIZZED IN JAMES CAHILLANE MURDER PROBE

KEVIN HUGHES

Published 12/12/2012 | 12:20

OVER 400 statements have been taken and more than 300 people have been interviewed as part of an extensive garda investigation into the shocking murder of Killorglin man James Cahillane eight months ago.

The April 19 incident was initially believed to be an accidental housefire but turned into a full scale murder investigation following a post mortem on Mr Cahillane's body.

Gardaí this week said that all lines of enquiry are being investigated and have renewed appeals to any person who may be in possession of information to contact gardaí in Killorglin.

Joining the appeal this week was Mr Cahillane's 30 year old daughter, Lisa, who urged anyone with information to come forward.

"I am trying to rejog memories as there are pieces missing and this may help," Lisa told The Kerryman this week.

"I am asking people to renew their energies and think back to their last meeting with dad," she continued.

A teacher in south west London, Lisa has travelled home as often as she can ever since the tragedy. While she revealed that work was a distraction in the immediate aftermath of the killing, she said the support her family has received from the community has also helped.

"Dad was an incredibly likable, kind and loving man - he never had a bad word to say about anyone. There has been huge support in the area. Killorglin is an incredible community," she stated. Lisa last saw her father just just before she returned to work after her Easter break, it was just a week before he died.

"When I first heard the news it was more grief than anger - you try not to think of those feelings," she stated.

Killorglin gardaí have asked anyone with information to contact them at Killorglin Garda Station on (066) 9790500 or the Garda Confidential helpline 1800 666 1111.

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