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Crimestoppers renew appeal for information on 2012 gun murder of ex-garda

Crime DeskBy Sunday World
John Kerins
John Kerins

Crimestoppers has today launched an appeal for information in relation to the murder of John Kerins of Cornaveagh, Bailieboro, Co Cavan in early November 2012.

On November 9 2012, Kerins, a former garda fraud squad detective, was found dead in his home after receiving a number of gunshot wounds.

Crimestoppers and the Gardai are today appealing to anyone with information on the murder to contact them. Calls to Crimestoppers are anonymous.

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

Anybody with information can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.
 
As part of this investigation, the unsolved murder is also set to be featured on a forthcoming edition of Crime Call which will be transmitted later this month on RTE 1.
 
Speaking today, Detective Inspector Shay O’Leary, Monaghan Garda Station said, “As there were no witnesses, we have very limited information to help solve this crime. That is why we are making a renewed appeal for anyone with any information on this case to come forward.  It’s the fourth anniversary of his murder and we are hoping that someone may come forward with information.”
 
“I genuinely believe that members of the public have information in relation to the murder and I am asking these individuals to come forward. With the passage of time they may now wish to come forward. Relationships, friendships and loyalties may have changed and people may be in a better position to help us now.”
 
“Any information should be forwarded to investigating Gardaí at Bailieboro Garda Station or any Garda Station. If a member of the public prefers to give the information anonymously, they can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.”