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'Jennifer’s death is a tragedy, three young children have been robbed'

A knife has been found as part of the investigation.

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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have confirmed that a knife has been found as part of their investigation into the murder of Jennifer Dornan.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes from Serious Crime Branch, said the knife will now undergo further examination.

Geddes also said the PSNI is keen to find a cream coloured bomber-style men’s jacket.

“Our enquiries are continuing and at this stage. I am keen to locate the cream jacket as we believe it is crucial to our investigation.

“The public have been very helpful to date and we really appreciate the support. Now I am appealing to anyone who may seen [this type of] jacket discarded anywhere, particularly between Hazel View and Poleglass, or who has any other information to contact us.”

Dornan, a mother of three, was found dead at her home in Belfast on Sunday, 2 August following a house fire.

It later emerged the 30-year-old had been stabbed to death and her house was set on fire in an attempt to destroy evidence.

She was buried on Friday.

Jennifer’s death is a tragedy. Three young children have been robbed of their mother and we need the public’s support to ensure we can bring her killer to justice.

“I would ask anyone with any information to ring detectives on the non-emergency number 101 or use the independent charity Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111 if you don’t want to provide your details,” Geddes said.

Following the arrest of a 37-year-old man in County Donegal last weekend on an unrelated matter, the PSNI is no longer seeking anyone else in Northern Ireland in relation to the murder.

On Sunday police confirmed they are considering extraditing the man.

Originally published: 17.52

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