Saturday 20 January 2018

New probe to begin on Michaela murder

DETAILS of a new police team to investigate the murder of Michaela McAreavey on the island of Mauritius have been revealed.

The fresh investigation will be carried out under Superintendent Yaswant Callee of the Central Criminal Investigation Division.

One of the first tasks of the new team is to question those who were in the immediate proximity of John and Michaela McAreavey's Legends Hotel room shortly before the murder.

They will also attempt to locate the room's missing electronic card key and examine all DNA samples found at the crime scene.

The re-opening of the case follows discussions between Brendan McMahon, the Irish ambassador to Mauritius, and Prime Minister Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam on Friday.

Irish Independent

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