A man was released without charge in the Kerry Babies investigation

A man was released without charge in the Kerry Babies investigation

Following the questioning of a man in his 60s regarding the Kerry Baby murder case, he has been let loose with no charges pressed. Consequently, authorities are now compiling the necessary records to submit to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

He was released at 1:30 a.m. from the Listowel Garda Station.

Yesterday, a female in her 50s who was apprehended with regard to the same inquiry was discharged.

In April 1984, Baby John's corpse was discovered on White Strand in Cahersiveen with 28 puncture injuries.

Thursday's arrests were a major breakthrough in the cold case review, according to Superintendent Flor Murphy who is heading the investigation.

Supt. Murphy stated that law enforcement is concentrating its efforts on discovering the facts of what happened to Baby John during the Kerry Babies incident.

Supt. Murphy believed that the answers to Baby John's case lay within Cahersiveen and its vicinity when launching the cold case review in 2018. The team still stands with this assumption even today.

"This is a case that's never been closed, and I understand gardaí have made some arrests now. It is a live investigation so probably best for me not to say too much about it," said Leo Varadkar.

Minister of Justice, Simon Harris, declared that this is a critical juncture in the inquiry and he strongly encourages people who have details relevant to the case to come forward.