New photo of Phoenix Park victim released

Detectives tonight released a second photo of a woman found stabbed to death in Phoenix Park in a bid to identify her.

Detectives tonight released a second photo of a woman found stabbed to death in Phoenix Park in a bid to identify her.

The murder victim was found in a wooded area under a blanket just 100 yards off Military Road on Wednesday.

Gardaí said the woman, believed to be aged between 30 and 40, may be a foreign national.

Investigating officers took the unusual step of issuing a picture of the dead woman on Friday and a detailed description in the hope of finding someone to identify her.

Tonight a second image of the victim was released.

“Gardaíi investigating the death of a woman in Phoenix Park are renewing their appeal for witnesses,” said a spokesman.

“They would like anyone who was in Phoenix Park, in the days leading up to the 5th of August to contact them.”

The woman was 5ft 3” in height, of medium build, and had brown hair cut above her shoulder.

She was found fully clothed, wearing a grey-green fleece top with a red and blue striped rugby-style jersey underneath.

She was also wearing three-quarter length loose-fitting pink leggings and gold nail varnish on her toes.

She had a gold chain with a St Anthony’s medal tied on with string, a silver cross and chain, and gold hoop earrings described as Creole-style.

It is feared she may have died up to three days before being found.

Two passers-by discovered the woman’s body at around 3.30pm on Wednesday under a tree, near a changing room used by sports clubs in an area of the Dublin park known as the 15 acres, which is popular with runners, joggers and cyclists.

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