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Superintendent Flor Murphy launching the new investigation into the murder of 'Baby John' in 2018. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Superintendent Flor Murphy launching the new investigation into the murder of 'Baby John' in 2018. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Superintendent Flor Murphy launching the new investigation into the murder of 'Baby John' in 2018. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

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WHILE the Kerry Babies Case dates back to 1984the current investigation is just three and a half years old and has it’s origins in the exoneration of Joanne Hayes and her family.

On January 16, 2018 – in a development that took many by surprise –  the Gardaí held a press conference in Cahersiveen at which Superintendent Flor Murphy announced that a review of DNA evidence had definitively proven that Joanne Hayes was not, in any way connected to the death of ‘Baby John’ whose remains were found at White Strand near Cahersiveen in April 1984 sparking the ‘Kerry Babies’ saga.


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