Gardaí at Claremorris are renewing their appeal for information in relation to the murder of Edward (Eddie) Fitzmaurice, Bellaghy, Charlestown, County Mayo.
At 6:45pm on Tuesday 5th May 1998, Eddie’s body was found in a bedroom of his home. It was established that sometime between 8:20pm on Friday 1st of May 1998 and Saturday morning 2nd May 1998, Eddie was assaulted in his home following a burglary. He was tied up, gagged and left to die over a period of five days.
The Garda investigation into the murder of Eddie Fitzmaurice is being coordinated by members of An Garda Síochána from Claremorris Community Engagement and Mayo Crime Functional Areas.
The murder investigation has remained ongoing for the past 25 years. During this period of time it has been reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Eddie Fitzmaurice was 83 years old and lived alone. He ran his own drapery shop for many years. He was a very popular member of the community who went about his business in a quiet and gentle manner.
Twenty five years on, An Garda Síochána are continuing to appeal for the public’s help.
Investigating Gardaí believe that with the passage of time and a change in circumstances people who have information may now be in a position to come forward.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information however insignificant they feel it is to come forward and allow the investigation team to assess it.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094 9372080 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.