Monday 23 October 2017

Lack of local evidence stalled Raonaid case

Ailish O'Hora

Ailish O'Hora

A RETIRED senior member of the gardai has said that the force did not get a break in finding key local evidence following the murder of Raonaid Murray, but believes the case could still be solved.

Former assistant commissioner Martin Donnellan, who headed the investigation, said that in most situations local evidence could be instrumental in finding a killer, but that this was not forthcoming in the murder of Ms Murray.

"What we didn't get was that little piece of information, a nugget," he said in an RTE interview yesterday.

"There's always somebody who has a real steer in a murder. Invariably it's the local guard that got the information."

Ms Murray (17) was stabbed to death in 1999 in a laneway between Silchester Road and her home in Silchester Park, Glenageary, Co Dublin.

She was stabbed four times and collapsed just yards from her home. Her body was found by her sister.

Irish Independent

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