Gardai have requested Interpol’s help to track Sophie suspect in France
10th January 2022
Interpol’s help has been requested by Gardai to help track down a suspect in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder case.
The suspect lives in France, is a foreign national and was known by Sophie’s late husband Daniel.
Sophie was murdered on December 23 1996 outside of her holiday home near Toormore, Co Cork. The mother of one was 39-years-old.© Provided by Extra.ie Gardai have contacted Interpol to help find a murder suspect in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case. Pic: REX/Shutterstock
Gardai have the name of the suspect, but no address or age. Shopkeeper Marie Farrell spotted the suspect in Cork the day before Sophie was murdered 25 years ago.
Jim Sheridan, director of Sky’s documentary on the incident Murder At The Cottage, expressed his frustrations that the suspect, who he reported to Gardai, is yet to tracked down as he believes he could ‘find him’.
‘I asked the Gardai if they had made any progress and they said they had passed the information onto Interpol and they were looking for him.© Provided by Extra.ie The suspect lives in France, is a foreign national and was known by Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s late husband Daniel. . Pic: REX/Shutterstock
‘I believe this is crucial evidence that needs to be checked out but it is taking forever. Everything just seems to be so slow. We gave the Gardai his name so they need to track him down.
‘My understanding is this man is in France. If they gave me a budget I would find him,’ he said.
Mr Sheridan doesn’t believe that Ian Bailey, who confessed to the murder but was never charged after being arrested twice, killed Sophie and finds the case to be ‘very frustrating’.© Provided by Extra.ie Sophie was murdered on December 23 1996 outside of her holiday home near Toormore, Co Cork. The mother of one was 39. . Pic: REX/Shutterstock
He explained: ‘I can not for the life of me understand why Sophie’s family refuse to consider any other suspects other than Bailey.
‘It is a bit like the Ghislaine Maxwell case where certain powerful people are afraid of a can of worms being opened.
‘I find it all very frustrating especially when you see the French President Macron getting involved and trying to interfere in Irish justice. He has absolutely no right to be telling us what to do. It is a farce that this man has not been located yet.’