Gardai probe reports two men were spotted fleeing from Lisa’s house
13th May 2022
Gardaí investigating the murder of Lisa Thompson in north Dublin believe her killer may have fled the scene through her back garden to avoid being seen.
Ms Thompson was found dead at her home in Sandyhill Court, Ballymun, after being stabbed up to ten times. Her body was discovered at approximately 3.30pm on Tuesday when her neighbours raised the alarm.
It is understood the mother of two had lain in the terraced house for several days before being found. Gardaí are now establishing all the circumstances leading up to the incident.
Ms Thompson was socialising at her home with several people on Saturday night, which was when she was last seen alive.
A source said it is not known for certain when the killing took place, but that the assailant may have fled through her back garden and over a wall. ‘The back door was left open when her body was discovered so it’s possible the killer may have fled out her garden to avoid being seen,’ the source said.
There was also no sign of a break-in or a struggle inside her property, which supports a theory that Ms Thompson knew her killer.
© Provided by Extra.ieA source said it is not known for certain when the killing took place, but that the assailant may have fled through her back garden and over a wall Pic: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin
Local reports claim two men were seen fleeing her home on Sunday morning. It’s also suspected the former youth worker was battling ‘certain issues’ over the past few months and had inadvertently become associated with people known to the gardaí. However, there is no evidence Ms Thompson was involved in any way with crime.
In relation to the killing, no person of interest has been identified to date and no motive established.
Detectives are examining Ms Thompson’s phone to see who she was in contact with before being killed. They said a post-mortem examination has now been completed by State pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan, and that a preliminary report had been provided to the investigating team.
© Provided by Extra.ie10/05/2022 Garda Technical Bureau at the scene at Sandyhill Gardens Ballymun Dublin after the body of a female was discovered deceased in unexplained circumstances. Pic Garrett White/ Collins Photos
Superintendent Darren McCarthy said yesterday that Ms Thompson died sometime between Saturday and 3.30pm on Tuesday, when the alarm was raised. Indications from the crime scene suggest she was stabbed at least ten times.
Supt. McCarthy appealed for any – one with information on Ms Thompson’s movements from Saturday up to Tuesday to come forward.