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It's fifteen years since Raonaid Murray was murdered, gardaí issue fresh appeal

The 17-year-old was found dead less than 500m from her home.

TODAY MARKS FIFTEEN years since 17-year-old Raonaid Murray was found murdered less than 500m from her home in Glenageary, south Dublin.

The young woman left Scott’s pub in Dun Laoghaire at about 11.20pm on 3 September 1999 to make the 15 minute walk back to her home. She never made it there and was found dead at Silchester Crescent just over an hour later.

Murray was planning to go a night club with her friend and had been going home to change when she was killed.

Earlier that night she had left the clothes shop where she worked in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre before going to Scott’s pub.

Gardaí at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station maintain a full-time incident room that deals with the investigation into her death.

The Serious Crime Review Team at National Bureau of Crime Investigation are also involved in the ongoing inquiries into her murder.

Raonaid Murray Murder Story Flowers lie where Raonaid Murray was murdered (1999). Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Fifteen years on from her death, gardaí are making a fresh appeal to the public for information.

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They are seeking any information which could assist in identifying a motive for the murder.

They also want to hear from anyone who has any doubts about the veracity of an alibi provided during the investigation.

Murray’s family are also appealing to the public for any information which may lead to the arrest of her killer.

Gardaí say any information the receive will be treated in the strictest confidentiality and people who wish to get in contact should do so at Dun Laoghaire garda station on 01-6665032 or any garda station.

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