Female preferred about the double murder of two best close friends in Ireland is arrested in South Africa soon after 8 years on the operate
- Ruth Lawrence was arrested soon after a dawn raid in Bloemfontein yesterday
- She was needed over the killings of Eoin O’Connor and Anthony Keegan
- She fled Ireland in 2014 with her boyfriend who is in jail for a separate murder
An Irish lady who has been on the operate for 8 decades for the double murder of two very best friends has been arrested in South Africa.
Ruth Lawrence, 42, from Clontarf in North Dublin was at the centre of a world manhunt after the brutal killings of Eoin O’Connor and Anthony Keegan in 2014.
The Hawks – an elite South African law enforcement unit – mentioned they were acting on an intercontinental warrant when they carried out the dawn raid in Pellissier, Bloemfontein, yesterday.
Ruth Lawrence, who has been on the operate for 8 yrs for the double murder of her two finest friends has been arrested in South Africa
She appeared in court now and has been remanded in custody until October 10.
She disappeared from Eire in 2014 shortly immediately after the killings with then boyfriend Neville Van Westhuizen, 39, and headed for his indigenous South Africa.
Her boyfriend is also preferred in link with the double murder but is now serving a lifetime sentence in South Africa for a horrific killing.
He is serving 15 years in Durban for the murder of a teenager in 2017, but will be quizzed by the Hawks next Lawrence’s arrest.
Lawrence split with him that calendar year.
The Gardai confirmed the two Irish victims were not criminals or section of a medications gang but have not discovered a motive for the double killing.
Lawrence, 42, from Clontarf in North Dublin was at the centre of a world wide manhunt just after the brutal killings of Eoin O’Connor (remaining) and Anthony Keegan (right) in 2014
The pair have been located wrapped in plastic sheeting and buried in a shallow grave on Inchicup Island, Lough Sheelin in Co Meath eight decades in the past.
Hawks spokesperson Captain Christopher Singo stated essential info about Lawrence and her whereabouts was been given on September 28.
Captain Singo mentioned: ‘Her arrest comes on an Interpol warrant relating to the murder of Eoin O’Connor, 32, and Anthony Keegan, 33, in Ireland.
‘They have been both equally discovered murdered in 2014 and immediately after the murder of the deceased folks the suspect then fled the region to South Africa’.
Lawrence experienced never occur to the attention of the Gardai prior to the double killing in 2014.