Garda state investigation into murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier remains active 1 month ago

Garda state investigation into murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier remains active

The case remains ongoing.

The Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has remained active and ongoing.

Following a review by Assistant Commissioner, Organised and Serious Crime, the Garda Serious Crime Review Team will now conduct a full review of this case.

On the finalisation of this review, the Serious Crime Review Team will provide recommendations to the local investigation team.

Sophie Toscan du Plantier was a French television producer who was killed outside her holiday home near Toormore, Goleen, County Cork, Ireland, on the night of 23 December 1996.

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A mother of one, Toscan du Plantier was only 39 years old at the time of her murder.

While British journalist Ian Bailey was arrested twice by the Garda Síochána, no charges were laid as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) found there was insufficient evidence to proceed to trial.

An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to anyone who may have any information on this crime to contact the Garda investigation team at Bantry Garda Station 027 20860 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

As this is an ongoing investigation, An Garda Síochána will be not commenting on the specifics of the investigation.