Lots of theories have been proposed as to who killed Raonaid Murray – the Crime in Mind investigative team have examined the evidence and will deliver startling fresh insights into what actually happened that night …..
Raonaid Murray, stabbed to death in Glenageary, Saturday, September 4th 1999
DOB: 6th January 1982
Origin: Glenageary, Co. Dublin
Height: 5ft 6inches
About Raonaid & the case:
- youngest of three children; older brother & older sister, Sarah
- was studying for her Leaving Cert in the Institute of Education on Leeson St
- working part time in a women’s clothing boutique in Dun Laoghaire called Sally West
- was a fan of poetry – “Under Milk Wood” by Dylan Thomas listed as her favourite poem
- wanted to study English as part of Arts in UCD
- friendly and outgoing; wore a blue stud in her nose
- more than 8,000 people have been interviewed and over 3,000 statements taken
Crime Scene location: click here.
Raonaid was found on a laneway between Adelaide Road & Silchester Crescent known as “The Cut” only a few hundred yards from her house
Other significant locations:
• “The Metals” – a walkway alongside the DART line which Raonaid may have taken
• Scotts pub where Raonaid was last seen
Raonaid Murray was last seen leaving Scott’s pub in Dun Laoghaire at about 11.20pm on Saturday, September 4th 1999. She had been there with friends since finishing her shift in the boutique at 9pm. She was planning to meet friends again later, and started the 15-minute walk home.
It is believed that she argued with a man described as being in his mid 20s an estimated 25 minutes after leaving the pub in the laneway between Silchester Road and her home in Silchester Park. Witnesses heard a female voice expressing a cry of “leave me alone”, “go away” or something similar. “Fuck off” was also heard. This was followed by a scream.
Raonaid was stabbed four times in the side, chest and shoulder with a one-and-a-half-inch sharp knife while in Silchester Crescent. Her murderer escaped and Raonaid staggered 200 feet before she collapsed and died from her injuries. Her body was found by her sister Sarah 50 yards from her home, at 12:20am on the morning of Saturday 4 September. Raonaid was not sexually assaulted nor were her possessions stolen.
The stab wounds sustained by Raonaid were numerous however; many were not deep enough to be fatal. This led people to believe that her attacker was a female. This was never confirmed by gardai.