Michaela killer probe on the 'right track'

Published Friday, 10 January 2014
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The lead detective in the Michaela McAreavey murder enquiry has said the investigation is on the "right track" and he is determined to make arrests and secure a conviction in the case.

Michaela killer probe on the 'right track'
John and Michaela McAreavey on their wedding day. (© Family photo)

Friday marks the third anniversary of the 27-year-old's brutal killing.

Michaela, the daughter of Tyrone GAA manager Mickey Harte, was strangled in her honeymoon suite in a hotel in Mauritius in 2011.

There was an outpouring of grief for both the Harte and McAreavey families as well as her heartbroken husband John when the murder was reported around the world.

Two hotel workers were charged with the murder, however, following a trial last July the pair were acquitted of all charges.

A fresh investigation was ordered into the murder after the trial, however, there has been no further arrests.

The Daily Mirror has reported that the lead detective investigating the case, Inspector Roland Dabeesing, is keen for Michaela's husband John to return to the island to help police with their investigation.

The investigator is hoping to piece together a picture of the couple's final days on their honeymoon.

Mr Dabeesing told the newspaper: "I have tried to explain to the families that we are on the right track and that we can't go as quickly as last time.

"It might take three years, but I want to make sure we arrest someone and that there is a conviction in court.

"I don't want to take this lightly."

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Isabel in Belfast wrote (386 days ago):
Let's hope the families finally get the justice they deserve. But I won't hold out for much hope.
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