GARDAI have issued a fresh appeal for anyone to come forward if they have information about the death of a man in his home on the Hyde Avenue three years ago.
The body of the 60 year-old Raymond Mullane was discovered on Christmas Eve 2008 in an upstairs bedroom at his home on 35 Hyde Avenue, where he lived alone.
Initially, it was believed that he died of natural causes, but a post-mortem examination revealed a stab wound, which punctured the heart, prompting gardai to consider a number of different potential causes of death.
Detective Sergeant Denis Treacy, Roxboro garda station, the case is “still locked in mystery” and they are treating his death as “suspicious”. “He was a very well known, but quiet man who kept to himself and wouldn’t have offended anyone,” said Detective Treacy.
No knives were found at the scene. Gardai are continuing to speak to people in the area.
His “devastated” family say their only wish is to find out how their brother died to bring some closure to the case. Anyone with information can contact Roxboro gardai on 061 214342.