Gardai focus on chief suspect in Deirdre Jacob murder investigation

Suspect understood to be living abroad

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Gardai focus on chief suspect in Deirdre Jacob murder investigation

File photo: Kildare garda station where the investigation will be based

Gardai are focusing on a particular chief suspect in the investigation into the murder of Deirdre Jacob.

It's understood the man in question has a history of violence against women and has served time in jail. It's also believed he is living abroad at present.

Yesterday, gardai upgraded the case of the missing 18-year-old to a murder investigation. 

The Newbridge girl disappeared 20 years ago on July 28 1998 as she walked to her home at Roseberry, Newbridge. 

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