Thu, 14 Nov 2019

Breakthrough in 2015 County Cork murder case, two arrests

Conor Trindle
16 Oct 2019, 23:57 GMT+10

CO CORK, Ireland - Two men in their 20s who were arrested on Wednesday over the murder of a man in Co Cork four years ago, have been released without charge, Gardai said Thursday.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Garda in Mallow, Co Cork, who have been investigating the murder of 37-year old Peter Murphy (pictured) at Shanavoher, Bweeng, Co. Cork, whose body was discovered on Saturday 7 February 2015, made the arrests in Co Cork.

Both men were detained at Mallow Garda Station prior to their release on Thursday.

"Garda continue to investigate the murder of Peter Murphy at his home in Shanavoher. We would like to thank the members of the community for their assistance to date but we are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Anyone who knows anything surrounding this investigation is asked to contact us at Mallow Garda Station 022 31450, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station," Superintendent William Duane said.

Peter Murphy's body was discovered at his home at Shanavoher, Bweeng, Co. Cork on Saturday 7th February 2015 at approximately 1:00pm. A post mortem examination carried out at Cork University Hospital by the assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster established Peter's injuries were inflicted as a result of an assault.

Peter had last been seen alive at his home at Shanavoher, Bweeng, Co. Cork on Thursday 5 February 2015 at approximately 2.30pm.

An incident room was established at Mallow Garda Station and the investigation into Peter's death is ongoing. More than 200 witnesses were interviewed and in excess of 1,200 hours of CCTV reviewed in the early days of the investigation.

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