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Gardaí renew appeal on Emer O'Loughlin murder

Gardaí are appealing for information on the whereabouts of John Griffin, who is believed to have faked his own death following Emer’s murder.

GARDAÍ ARE SEEKING information on the whereabouts of a man they believe has important information about the death of a young woman seven years ago.

Crimestoppers has a substantial cash reward for information on the present whereabouts of John Griffin of Cardinal Cushing Road, Mervue, Galway.

Gardai investigating the murder of Emer O’Loughlin (23) on 8 April 2005 at Ballybornagh, Tubber, Co Clare believe that Mr Griffin may have information that could assist them in progressing their investigation.

Superintendent Pat Murray said today:

We are very anxious to speak to John Griffin. If you know of his present whereabouts, or if you have any other information which may be helpful, please contact Crimestoppers in confidence on 1800 25 00 25

Art student O’Loughlin’s body was found in a neighbour’s mobile home which had been burned out.

Initially a cause of death was not determined.

However, after her remains were exhumed in 2010 a murder investigation was opened when it was determined she met a violent death.

It is believed Griffin faked his own death after leaving a pile of his clothes on the edge of a cliff on the Aran Islands in 2005.

Gardaí believe he is living under another name in mainland Europe.

Griffin has a Celtic tattoo on his Adams apple.

Anyone with information on Griffin’s whereabouts is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 250025.

All calls to this number are strictly confidential.

Callers do not need to leave their name or address with Crimestoppers.

Emer O’Loughlin’s family have started a Facebook group dedicated to finding Emer’s killer.

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