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Crimestoppers launches appeal for information cold case murder

Crimestoppers launches appeal for information cold case murder

Crimestoppers has today launched an appeal for information in relation to the murder of John Cusack in September 1995 at his farm in Murroe, Co Limerick.

Mr Cusack was found outside his back door at his farm in Murroe, Co. Limerick on Monday September 25th 1995 lying face down on the ground. 

He had been shot twice - once in the back and once in the head. He was found by a local postman at 2.10pm on Monday 25th September 1995. He was last seen by his daughter on Saturday 23rd September 1995 at 8.30pm when he dropped her at her flat in Limerick. 

John Cusack was a 56 year old father of 7, who was separated. He was a farmer involved in cattle, sheep and horse dealing and was known in the farming community throughout Limerick county.

An appeal for new information on the murder was made on RTE’s CrimeCall programme on Monday 25th May 2015.

Speaking today, Detective Inspector Eamon O'Neill, Henry St Garda Station said that: “We are anxious to speak to anyone who has information in relation to the murder of John Cusack. We believe that there are persons out there that have information that would be beneficial to the case.

Perhaps you were aware of suspicious activity in the run up to or between Saturday 23rd September and Monday 25th September and thought nothing of it at the time.

Even the smallest piece of information, which may seem insignificant, might help with the investigation.”

“To help people recall the time of year – this was the Saturday after the All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Tyrone. 

John Cusack was a man that was known far and wide throughout the country – especially among those in the farming community. 

He dealt in cattle, sheep and horses.  Had anyone an appointment to meet him that weekend and thought it unusual that he did not turn up? 

Does anyone recall having made an effort to contact him that weekend and find it unusual that they could not contact him? 

Remember this was in an era where the mobile phone was in its infancy.”

Anybody with information can call the freephone Crimestoppers number on 1800 25 00 25. Calls to Crimestoppers are anonymous.

Callers do not need to leave their name or address and may receive a reward for information which significantly the investigation