THE heartbroken mother of murder victim Conor Quinn has shared a tragic poem written by his partner from the son he never met.
Theresa Quinn released the poem to the Evening Echo while making an appeal to anyone who knows any information about the killing to come forward and help Mallow gardaí solve the July 12 fatal stabbing.
24-year-old Conor died shortly after being stabbed once by another man who has since fled the country.
He died just days before his partner Stephanie gave birth to his son, Conor Junior.
Stephanie wrote, on behalf of her son: “To my daddy, I know you will always love me daddy and no one will take your place. Today Jesus, as you are listening in your home up above, would you go and find my daddy and give him all my love.”
Theresa said her life is so empty following Conor's murder.
She urged: “Please, if anyone has any information, can you find it in your hearts to contact Mallow gardaí.”
She was speaking ahead of a special Month's Mind Mass in Tipperary town this evening at 7pm, in St Michael's Church, where his funeral Mass took place.
At the funeral Mass, the congregation was told that Stephanie was planning to call the couple's first child after the father he will never meet.
Family and friends will gather again at the church for this evening's Mass.
Gardai are currently working on a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the stabbing, which is believed to have followed an incident earlier on July 12 at Cahirmee fair, in nearby Buttevant.
The stabbing victim died after an incident on Bridge Street in Mallow.
He was stabbed once and despite being attended to by a nearby ambulance crew, he died shortly afterwards.
He and his attacker knew each other.
It is believed the suspect could have left the country hidden in a vehicle, possibly on a ferry to the UK – despite alerts being placed at all ports and airports just hours after the death.
The dead man had been recently living in Killavullen, and had relatives living in Cork. He had lived in Loughrea in Galway and Kilshane, outside Tipperary town, when growing up. He went to school in Tipperary town.
Any witnesses are asked to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.