Belfast Telegraph

Help us find who killed Megan
Family renew plea six months after murder

By Jonathan McCambridge
12 October 2004

The family of teenager Megan McAlorum today made an emotional appeal for the public to provide new information about her murder.

Six months after the 16-year-old's body was found on land off the Glenside Road in west Belfast, her family are still mourning the death of their daughter and trying to come to terms with their tragic loss.

She disappeared after leaving a local pub at around midnight on Easter Sunday.

In a statement released through the police, the family said that throughout the investigation into Megan's murder, they had greatly appreciated the help, co-operation and support given to them by the community of west Belfast, the Travelling community and the wider community of Northern Ireland.

Their ordeal has been, and continues to be, one they would never wish another family to bear, the statement continued.

To assist detectives, Megan's family have asked for help in tracing five cars in connection with the incident. The cars are:

a silver coloured Ford Mondeo that was believed to have been in the Shaws Road area at around 3am on the day of the murder, Monday April 12.

a white coloured Vauxhall Corsa that may have also been in the Shaws Road area in the early hours of April 12. Two men may have been in it.

a silver or light coloured Vauxhall Corsa that was in the Glenside Road area around 6am on the morning and may have turned onto the Upper Springfield Road towards Antrim.

two vehicles, believed to have been taxi-cabs, were also seen parked side by side in the Glenside Road area in the early hours of April 12. One may have been red with the letters DUI in the registration. The other is believed to have been white with a roof sign and an English registration.

Both Megan's family and detectives want to thank the public for their assistance so far.

Two people have been charged in connection with the crime, but the investigation remains active.

A PSNI spokesman said: "It has been a thorough inquiry and it is taking a great deal of time to interview all those who came forward and follow all investigative avenues to their conclusion.

"Detectives would continue to ask the public for their patience while these lines of inquiry are ongoing."

If anyone has information on these vehicles they are asked to contact detectives at North Queen Street on 028 9065 0222 (extension 26359), or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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