Kilkenny gardaí examine crime scene where murder victim found

Crimecall reconstruction to be filmed locally this Thursday

Mary Cody

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Kilkenny gardaí examine crime scene where murder victim  found

Senior gardaí at the spot where Marie Tierney's remains were found 33 years ago

Senior gardaí involved in the murder investigation of mother-of-two Marie Tierney have revisited the scene where her body was found.
Tomorrow (Thursday) a television crew will be in Kilkenny to film Marie’s last known movements and to interview officers involved in the investigation.
Gardaí believe that the murderer may have confided to those close to him and are appealing for these people to come forward.
The Crimecall reconstruction into the murder of the Kilkenny mother will be aired a week before Christmas.
A garda source said that the team who are working full time on the murder case are hopeful that the programme will encourage people to come forward with information.
“We are hopeful, especially given the time of year, that people will come forward.
“The murderer has had to live with this for the past 33 years and we believe the person responsible for Marie’s murder may have confided in others over the years. We are appealing to these people to come forward and make contact with us.”
The young mother was brutally murdered in 1984 and her body concealed in a ditch on the Bleach Road on the outskirts of the city. The 34-year-old died from strangulation.
Gardaí are also re-interviewing the 200 witness statements that have been recorded to date. In recent weeks new lines of enquiry have also come to light as a result of the assistance from the public.
Top forensic experts have also been drafted in and are using equipment and methods that was not available at the time of the murder.
The reconstruction will be aired on RTÉ One on December 18.