Monday January 20, 2020

Legacy of lost lives and lonely Graves

Was a serial killer abducting and murdering women throughout Ireland during the 1990s? Or, even more chillingly, were the multiple disappearances the work of numerous psychopaths operating independently of each other?

22nd August, 2015
GardaÍ searching Balmer’s Bog in Dundalk for the body of Ciara Breen last week. Picture:

Between 1988 and 1998, ten women vanished in Leinster. Three bodies were later found, but the seven other women have never been located. Six of the disappearances were utterly random abductions, and speculation still exists that a serial killer or killers might be responsible. But that still leaves four other cases where it’s believed the killers were known to the victims – and those killers continue to evade justice.

When gardaí arrived at Balmer’s Bog...

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