19 years after elderly man’s murder, Gardai renew appeal for information

Gardai are launching a new appeal for any information that might help them in their investigation into the murder 19 years ago this week of 83-year old South Sligo man Edward Fitzmaurice.

His body was found on May 6th 1998, having been assaulted, tied up, gagged and left to die in his home at Bellaghy, Charlestown, on the Sligo/Mayo border.

Gardai described the crime at the time as ‘particularly callous’ as Mr Fitzmaurice was a defenceless, elderly man who lived alone.

Despite exhaustive efforts, nobody has ever been charged.

Now, 19 years on, gardai are again asking the public for their help, as Inspector Tom Calvey of Claremorris Garda Station has been telling Ocean FM News:

Edward Fitzmaurice’s niece, Maura Durcan, remembered the man who was the last of her father’s family.