Gardaí and family appeal for information on Raonaid murder

Thursday 02 September 2004 13.39

Gardaí and the family of the murdered teenager Raonaid Murray have renewed their appeal for information to help them catch her killer. The 17-year-old from Glenageary in Dublin was found stabbed to death in a laneway in Dun Laoghaire almost a year ago. Detectives investigating her death are still trying to trace a number of men who were seen in the area at the time.

In a sad and powerful statement, the family asked people to remember that their daughter was viciously attacked and left alone to die in the dark. The family said that they have been haunted by the horror or Raonaid's final moments every day for the past year. While she lies in her grave, they said, her killer is free to walk the streets.

Gardaí are still trying to trace a group of men who were standing eating chips around midnight on 3/4 September of last year at Lower Glenageary Road and four people who took a taxi from Stephen's Green, one of whom got out at Silchester Road. They also wish to speak to a man who danced with Raonaid at a nightclub and later met her at a fast food restaurant on July 29, six weeks before her murder.

Detective Inspector Eamon O' Reilly said on Morning Ireland that they had questioned thousands of people in connection with the murder and he said that they had a number of suspects. He appealed again for anyone with information to contact Dun Laoghaire Garda Station.