Tuesday 20 March 2018

Review turns up new leads in Livingstone murder

REVIEW: Recommendations in Grace Livingstone case
REVIEW: Recommendations in Grace Livingstone case
Maeve Sheehan

Maeve Sheehan

A Garda cold case review of the murder of Grace Livingstone in her home 24 years ago has opened several potential new avenues of investigation, according to sources.

The Serious Crime Review team concluded the lengthy review of the evidence and forwarded its recommendations to Gardai in Coolock.

Mrs Livingstone, who was 57 and a mother of two, was shot in her home in Malahide, Co Dublin. Gardai originally suspected her husband, James Livingstone, a senior tax inspector, but no evidence emerged to link him to the 1992 crime. He later sued the State.

The review is understood to recommend revisiting witness statements and new forensic tests on black adhesive tape that the killer used. A finger print on the tape has never been identified.

Tom Connolly, a retired detective who reviewed the original investigation, said he believes Grace Livingstone was "most likely" killed by a long-haired man seen in the Livingstone family home on the day of the murder.

He has never been identified.

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