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Media appeal - Murder of Michael Crowe on the 4/10/09

An Garda Síochána are appealing for help from members of the public in relation to the murder of 81 year old Michael Crowe which occurred at his home in Pairc Mhuire, Newbridge, Co. Kildare on the 4th October 2009.

At approximately 6am a loud bang was heard and a fire broke out in the Crowe family home. Michael’s family, who were in the house at the time managed to escape however Michael was unable to do so and as a result he died of injuries sustained.

Since the incident, An Garda Síochána have taken nearly 700 statements, carried out hundreds of separate lines of inquiry and followed up on them. This is a live and ongoing investigation and is subject to ongoing review.

Speaking at Newbridge Garda Station today Inspector Mel Smyth said "Today we are again seeking the assistance from any member of the public who may have any information which may assist in this investigation into the murder of Michael Crowe. We would appeal in particular to anyone who may have been in or around Pairc Mhuire estate on the morning of Sunday 4th October, 2009 between 2am and 6am to contact us. All information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and we urge anyone who has any information even if they believe it to be insignificant or trivial to get in contact with us at Newbridge Garda Station at 045 440180, The Garda Confidential line at 1800 666111 or any Garda Station".


Inspector Mel Smyth will be available for telephone interviews between 1pm and 2pm today, Tuesday 3rd October, 2017. Please email Garda Press Office at to confirm your interest with your contact details and phone number.