THREE ARRESTS FOR MURDER OF BALLINASLOE WOMAN 15 YEARS AGO

Date Published: 22-Sep-2008

Three people have been arrested this morning in connection with the murder of Ballinasloe woman Marie Kilmartin fifteen years ago.

The arrests were all made in the Portlaoise area.

35 year-old Marie Kilmartin disappeared from close to her home in Beladd, Portlaoise in mid-December 1993.

Six months later on June 10th 1994, her body was found hidden in a bog drain almost 20 kilometres away on the Laois-Offaly border.

She was fully clothed and had been strangled.

Her killer or killers had used a concrete block to weigh her body down.