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IrelandGardai arrest elderly man over 1984 murder of Kilkenny woman Marie Tierney

22:35  26 june  2019
22:35  26 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Gardai arrest elderly man over 1984 murder of Kilkenny woman Marie Tierney © Pat Moore The body of Marie Tierney (inset) being exhumed at a Kilkenny graveyard

An elderly man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman who disappeared nearly 35 years ago.

Kilkenny woman Marie Tierney was reported missing on October 22, 1984.

Her body was found on the Bleach Road in Kilkenny nearly two months later. The discovery sparked a murder investigation.

Gardaí on Wednesday morning have arrested a man, in his 70s, in connection with the investigation.

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A spokeswoman said: "Gardaí in Kilkenny investigating the murder of 34-year-old Marie Tierney in 1984 have this morning, Wednesday June 26 2019 arrested a man in his 70s.

Gardai arrest elderly man over 1984 murder of Kilkenny woman Marie Tierney © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Marie Tierney who was killed in October 1984

"Marie was reported missing on the 22 October 1984 having left her home in her car. The car was located later on the 22 October at Newpark, Kilkenny. A comprehensive search was carried out by investigating Gardaí and Marie’s body was discovered on the Bleach Road, Kilkenny on 21 December 1984.

"A murder investigation was launched and as a result of a thorough investigation a man in his 70s was this morning arrested in connection with this investigation. The man is currently detained in Kilkenny Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984."

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