Anne Delcassian, the sister of Irene White who was murdered at her home at Ice House Hill Dundalk in 2005, has warned those responsible for her sister’s death that their “time is up”.
This follows a major breakthrough in the investigation.
It emerged last week that an Irishwoman living in Australia has contacted police there with possible crucial evidence about the murder.
The woman is believed to have claimed that a former partner was Irene’s killer.
Although Irene’s family claim they know who is responsible for her murder, nobody has been charged.
The latest development has been described as the biggest breakthrough in the case.
Speaking to The Dundalk Democrat from her home in the UK, Anne Delcassian says justice will prevail.
“The latest developments is brilliant news,” said Anne. “When I met the Garda Serious Crime Review team they said that time changes people. People may not have the same allegiances as they did over right years ago.
“I believe that these latest developments will unsettle those involved in my sisters murder.”
Anne also thanked the original team of investigators in Dundalk for their efforts to solve one of Ireland’s most brutal murders.
“The detectives and gardai in Dundalk done a fantastic job in the original case,” said Anne, “I cannot thank them enough. People forget that the detectives spent 16 weeks around Ice House Hill looking for evidence.
“I am also grateful for the people of Dundalk who came forward with any information they had.
“The Cold Case team bring a new set of eyes to the case. I am confident that justice will prevail and that Irene’s killers will be caught.”
The woman in Australia has alleged a former boyfriend was the attacker.
Irene White’s attacker struck when she returned home after dropping her children off to school.
Her body was found by her mother, who died a year later.
Anyone who has information in relation to the murder of Irene White can contact the Garda Serious Crime Review team on 016663444, Garda confidential line on 1800250025 or Dundalk Garda Station on 0429335577.