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Family of Michaela McAreavey has heard 'new developments' in murder investigation

Mauritian media reports say new evidence could mean a reopened case “within days.”

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THE FAMILY OF Michaela McAreavey have revealed today that new information has come to light in the investigation into her murder.

A spokesperson for the relatives of the Tyrone school teacher, who was killed on her honeymoon in Mauritius in 2011, today made the following statement:

The McAreavey and Harte families have been recently informed about new developments in the investigation into Michael’a murder.

They will await further information on those developments before making any additional comment.

The statement comes amid reports in the Mauritian media that the murder investigation is set to be reopened “in a matter of days.”

According to L’Express newspaper on the island, the country’s Director of Public Prosecutions Satyajit Boolell has said four new suspects have been identified due to forensic testing.

L’Express cites sources who claim 300 pieces of evidence were sent for scientific analysis to a forensic laboratory in the French city of Bordeaux.

The 27-year-old Co Tyrone school teacher was murdered in her room at the Legends hotel (renamed Lux) on 10 January 2011, while on honeymoon with her husband John McAreavey.

In 2012, two hotel workers – Sandip Moneea and Avinash Treebhoowoon - were acquitted after an eight-week trial.

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