Two people were arrested on suspicion of murder in the Kerry Babies case.
By The Headlines, March 23, 2023 | 11:38 PM
On Thursday evening, two people from Munster were apprehended due to their rumoured involvement in the Kerry babies case. This tragic affair involved the killing of a baby which was later discovered on a Cahersiveen beach in 1984.
Two individuals in their 60's and 50's have been detained late Thursday evening for their alleged participation in the Kerry babies incident.
The two suspects were apprehended for the investigation related to the discovery of a baby's corpse, named 'Baby John', at White Strand in Cahersiveen, County Kerry back in 1984.
Thursday saw Kerry Garda Traffic units on standby to take the man and woman's DNA samples to the Forensic Science Ireland laboratory in Dublin to compare with samples taken from the deceased baby during post-mortem.
For many years, the Gardaí have been pleading with the public to come forward with information pertaining to the Kerry Babies case. Despite all their efforts, they are still certain that people hold vital information that could shed light on what happened to him.
Back in 2018, a new inquiry was launched after Garda expressed regret for wrongly accusing Joanne Hayes from Kerry of killing someone. Three years after the infant burial in Kerry, police conducted an exhumation of the body for DNA sampling. Unfortunately, the parents of this child remain unknown.
Ever since 2018, Gardaí in the Kerry Division with assistance of the Garda Serious Crime Review Team have been making an exhaustive investigation into the incident. A countless number of individuals have been interviewed and hundreds of potential leads have been pursued.
Supt Flor Murphy, the leader of the investigation, remarked that this detainment is a major milestone in pursuing the facts about Baby John's demise in 1984 and providing justice for him.
If you have any useful information, please don't hesitate to contact the Killarney Garda Station (064) 667 1160, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any other Garda Station.
In 2018, Supt Murphy mentioned that in April 1984, the body of a newborn baby was discovered on White Strand Beach in Caherciveen. They named him Baby John and gave him a burial there in Caherciveen.
Baby John's death has been a mystery for decades and we need the public's assistance to uncover the truth. Whoever was his parents, whoever knew them - they have kept this tragedy inside all this time. We want to offer closure to those who are still hurt by it. Let's work together and get justice for Baby John.
She maintained that the detectives had a strong conviction that answers to the horrific event lay in Caherciveen and its close vicinity, and this was a golden chance for them to bring it to an end and make sure little John gets justice.
We would implore anyone living in or around Caherciveen during April 1984 to come forward and speak with us. It might be that the small details shared could prove to be invaluable.
The Kerry Babies story is still a mystery to this day. It began as a case that became popularly known as the Kerry Babies case but no one has been able to solve it yet.
According to RTE, the individuals were apprehended in Munster, in accordance with Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, and can be interrogated for up to 24 hours.