Gardaí rule out connection between Baby John and Baby Fionán cases

Superintendent Flor Murphy

Gardaí have ruled out a connection between Baby John and the Baby Fionán case in Waterville.

The dead new-born, who locals christened Baby Fionán, was discovered on a beach near Waterville on May 30th 1995; the parents were never identified and the remains were buried locally.

In January of this year, gardaí began a review of the investigation into Baby John; he’s believed to have been about five days old when found dead with multiple stab wounds on White Strand, Cahersiveen in April 1984.

Yesterday gardaí started door-to-door inquiries on Valentia Island into the Baby John case; Superintendent Flor Murphy hopes the majority of these will be completed by tonight.

He says it’s also likely there’ll be more inquiries in other parts of the Iveragh Peninsula.