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Murder of Emer O’Loughlin - 8/4/05

Murdered Emer O’Loughlin /  John Griffin - Sought

Emer O'Loughlin was a 23 year old woman whose body was discovered in a burnt out mobile home at Ballybornagh, Tubber, Co. Clare on the 8th April 2005.

On the morning of the 19th May 2010 an exhumation order was executed when Ms.O’Loughlin’s body was exhumed by investigating Gardaí.

The body was then removed to Galway University Hospital where forensics test were conducted on the body. The results of these tests have indicated that Emer O’Loughlin was murdered.

A Crime Stoppers Appeal was launched on Friday, 18th November 2011. Investigating Gardaí are hoping that the public can assist  them in their efforts to trace a man by the name of John Griffin, who is formerly of 24 Cardinal Cushing Road, Mervue, Co Galway.

Gardaí believe that John Griffin may have information that will assist them in progressing their investigation.


• Anyone who knows the whereabouts of John Griffin

• Gardaí believe John Griffin is currently somewhere in Europe

• John Griffin has a tattoo of Celtic design on his Adam’s apple area of his neck.

Gardaí at Gort Garda Station are investigating                                     Telephone 091 636400