Net closing in on killer

Thursday, 12 April 2018

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POLICE are urging people in North Antrim to help them find the killer of German backpacker Inga-Maria Hauser.
THERE were sombre scenes in Ballypatrick Forest, on the outskirts of Ballycastle, on Friday as a permanent memorial was unveiled  30 years after her  brutal murder.
To mark the tragic milestone, detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch launched a two week operation as they revealed they were "extremely close" to catching Inga-Maria's killer.
At a special press conference on Friday, police renewed their appeal for assistance from the public; particularly the local community in North Antrim, as well as people who may have seen the talented artist travelling in England, from London northwards and in Scotland, before she embarked on the Stranraer to Larne ferry on April 6 1988.  Police believe  they may hold vital information about who killed the 18-year-old.
Following the memorial service, Keeley Moss, author of 'The Keeley Chronicles,' who has campaigned alongside MLA John Dallat for Inga-Maria's brutal murder to be kept in the spotlight and her killer caught, said: "John and I are so pleased with the turn-out and reaction to our memorial event in honour of Inga Maria. It was very touching to see so many people had taken time to brave very bad weather to travel to such a remote spot in order to honour a young artist and traveller who none of us ever met but who none of us will ever forget."


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