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Two released in John Kerins murder investigation

A dig on the grounds of former garda’s home and other searches in the area have now concluded.

Image: Julien Behal/PA Archive

GARDAÍ HAVE RELEASED the two people arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of former detective garda John Kerins.

The 49-year-old was found dead at his home in Baileboro, Co Cavan in November last year. A garda spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that the two men arrested have now been released without charge and the investigation is ongoing.

Searches in the Baileboro area, including a dig at the home of the former garda, have now also concluded.

Kerins was arrested and questioned over the disappearance of a neighbour, Gerry Daly in 2011 and it is believed he was also suspected of being involved in the drugs trade.

It is understood Kerins was medically discharged from An Garda Síochana a number of years ago and moved to the area. He had served in a number of specialist units in the force throughout his career.

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