£20,000 reward for information on murder of Lurgan nurse Laura Marshall

£20,000 reward for information on murder of Lurgan nurse Laura Marshall
Staff reporter


Staff reporter



There will be a second chance for viewers to see a police appeal for information in relation to the murder of Lurgan woman Laura Marshall this evening.

Thirty-one-year-old Laura was found dead nearly six years ago in her apartment on Victoria Street. She is believed to have been murdered, sometime between March 31 and April 3, 2016.

Laura was last seen on March 31, 2016, when CCTV footage – which you can watch above - captured her walking towards her apartment at 122 Victoria Street. She then enters the building and continues into the foyer and finally out of view at 4:46pm.

Detective Superintendent Eamonn Corrigan said: “It is coming up to the anniversary of Laura’s murder, a 31 year old woman with her whole life ahead of her. She suffered an unimaginable death and my team are determined to bring her killer to justice.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have saw or heard any activity at Laura’s home in The Johnston Allen Building, 122 Victoria Street, Lurgan over 31 March-3 April 2016 to come forward to Police or anonymously via Crimestoppers.

“Somebody out there has the missing piece to the puzzle that we need. If you watch the programme you will understand the devastation of the family and what Laura had to go through in her final hours.

“If you come forward, you will be doing so anonymously via Crimestoppers and there is a £20,000 reward for information that leads to a successful conviction.”

Laura Marshall’s family have released a joint statement, saying: “Laura was a bubbly girl with a great sense of humour and a heart of gold, she had her whole life ahead of her.

“It is now approaching the sixth anniversary of her death. We as a family are appealing to the public, that if anyone knows anything surrounding the circumstances of Laura’s death, no matter how insignificant they may think the information is, to contact Crimestoppers. Laura deserves justice.”

The appeal, which went out on BBC Northern Ireland’s Crime NI programme last night, is being repeated tonight (Wednesday, March 16) at 11.15pm on BBC Two Northern Ireland. It will also be available on BBC iPlayer for one week following transmission.

The programme appeals to viewers to contact the independent charity Crimestoppers. Any details provided will be recorded 100% anonymously before being shared with the investigating officers on each case. The number to call is 0800 555 111.

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