LOCAL claims that gardaí are still searching for a second suspect in relation to the murder of Lithuanian national Jolanta Lubiene and her eight-year-old daughter Enrika (pictured below) have been labelled as "only rumours" by investigating gardaí.
The victims were discovered in their Langford Downs home in Killorglin on June 15. Both died from stab wounds and their bodies were found the following evening at their rented home.
Aurimas Andruska (26), listed at Ardmoniel Heights, Killorglin, has been charged with double murder and will appear by video link from Cork Prison when his case is next before Cork District Court on July 18.
Despite the charges, there have been claims that a second suspect has been sought by gardaí but this has been refuted by a senior garda involved in the case.
"There is no search for a second suspect," the garda spokesperson stated.
"Obviously the investigation is ongoing and there are loose ends to be tied up but a file is currently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions," the spokesperson added.
Gardaí have 42 days to prepare the file following the charges which were before the court on June 28 but they can also apply for an extension under the Criminal Justice Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1997.
The mother and daughter were buried last Monday, July 8, in a traditional ceremony attended by family and friends in Gadunavas, Lithuania.