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Sophie Toscan du Plantier: could a cold case review solve the mystery? 

Two TV documentaries into the murder of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier have revived calls for a new garda inquiry. Maeve Sheehan reports

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Sophie Toscan du Plantier, who was murdered in Toormore, near Schull, west Cork, in 1996

Sophie Toscan du Plantier, who was murdered in Toormore, near Schull, west Cork, in 1996

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Gates

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Boots

Ian Bailey

Ian Bailey

Sophie Toscan du Plantier and her son

Sophie Toscan du Plantier and her son

Gardaí at the murder scene in 1996 with Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s house behind them

Gardaí at the murder scene in 1996 with Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s house behind them

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Sophie Toscan du Plantier, who was murdered in Toormore, near Schull, west Cork, in 1996

Detectives at Bandon garda station have been kept busy with a stream of callers phoning in their tuppence worth on a brutal crime that has haunted all those touched by it for nearly 25 years.

Most are armchair sleuths offering theories about how the killer got away with it.


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