Wednesday 21 March 2018

Three released in murder probe

Three people arrested in connection with the murder of Patricia O'Connor have been released from custody, but files are to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The 61-year-old grandmother was reported missing on June 2, and her partial remains were located more than a week later at sites in the Dublin Mountains.

On Saturday a 73 year-old-man was arrested in County Meath and two women, aged 19 and 38, were arrested in Dublin.

The three were detained at Bray and Wicklow Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

A man previously arrested and charged in relation to the case is currently before the courts.

Ms O'Connor lived in Rathfarnham and only returned to Ireland last year after a period of time living over in the UK.

She was first reported missing on June 2. Her partial remains were located more than a week later after being recovered form a ditch on the Military Road.

Other remains were discovered scattered in a 30km area across the Wicklow Mountains including a human head and arms in a plastic bag.

Bray People