Gardaí close to completing investigative work on Santina Cawley murder case

Gardaí close to completing investigative work on Santina Cawley murder case
Two year old Santina Cawley.

GARDAÍ have confirmed they have almost completed their investigative work in the case of murdered toddler Santina Cawley and are putting together a file for the DPP.

Two-year-old Santina was found in a critical condition in an apartment at the Elderwood complex on the Boreenmanna Road at 5am on Friday, July 5.

She had severe injuries, including a traumatic head injury. She was rushed to Cork University Hospital but was pronounced dead a few hours later.

Bridget O’Donoghue, mum of Santina Cawley, had appealed for the murderer to come clean. 
Bridget O’Donoghue, mum of Santina Cawley, had appealed for the murderer to come clean. 

Gardaí had been called to the apartment block twice on Friday morning, once between 3am and 4am in relation to a noise disturbance and again, shortly after 5am, when Santina was rushed to hospital.

On Monday, July 8, a woman in her 30s was arrested in connection with the investigation.

The woman was held for questioning at Gurranabraher garda station on the northside of Cork city following her arrest before being released on Tuesday, July 9.

Speaking to The Echo, Head of Cork City crime investigations Superintendent Mick Comyns said Gardaí had most of their investigative work done and they were now preparing a file for the DPP.

Mr Comyns said that they were not looking for anyone else in relation to the investigation and it would be up to the DPP what would happen next.

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