Fresh inquiry launched in Michaela case
MAURITIAN authorities have launched their latest enquiry into the murder of Michaela McAreavey with DNA tests of the 200 staff in the hotel where she was murdered.
The Mauritian Police are thought to have begun gathering imprints from feet as well as fingerprints from the staff who were on duty the day the St Patrick’s Academy teacher was killed.
It is believed that a footprint may have been found on sun glasses belonging to Michaela at the scene of the crime in the luxury hotel room in the Legends hotel.
The investigation into Michaela’s death was re-opened after two hotel workers were acquitted of her murder in a high profile trial earlier this month.
Sandip Moneea and Avinash Treebhoowoon were both cleared by the jury at the Supreme Court in Port Louis after the defence team managed to highlight a number of holes in the prosecution case.
Politicians from across the island of Ireland have been liaising with Mauritian diplomats to ensure that the investigation into the murder on the Indian Ocean island was re-opened.
It is believed that a senior Mauritian detective Yaswantdev Cally has been appointed to oversee the fresh investigation into the murder, while Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam has said he would welcome the input of PSNI officers.
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