Ireland - Lyra McKee, 29, Journalist, shot dead in ‘terrorist incident’ in Derry riot, Apr 2019

Discussion in 'Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks' started by dotr, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    28,089
    Likes Received:
    26,846
    Trophy Points:
    113
    If there was more information about this missing woman i would have started a thread for her in honour of Journalist Lyra McKee.imo.

    The girl who chased frogs
    "The girl who chased frogs
    Journalist Lyra McKee, a contributing editor to The Sunday Long Read, had just filed the first draft of this story when she was killed while covering violent protests in Northern Ireland on April 18. It is the story of Honduran biologist Meli Flores, whose unresolved 2016 disappearance has left many unanswered questions. In some ways, she is a lost woman of troubled times, much like Lyra McKee. The SLR staff has edited and published this story in the wake of her death as a tribute to Lyra"
    by Lyra McKee
    May 26, 2019
    "HONDURAS is one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a woman. Official statistics say that in 2018 alone, 380 women were killed in a country of nearly 10 million, though the actual number of murders is likely higher. People disappear regularly in Honduras, either near their hometowns or along the migrant route to the US-Mexico border. Femicide, understood to be the murder of women on the basis of their gender, is as rampant in Honduras as in any country in the world.

    The number of women missing across the country is unclear. What is clear is that Meli Flores is one of them.

    Too often, crime stories tend to reduce murder victims or those who disappear into bit players in a whodunnit drama. Too often, the victims become lost in a sea of statistics, remembered hazily through police reports and witness statements and closing arguments for juries.

    Meli Flores is not a statistic.

    She was about 5-foot-6, with long dark hair, and as tough as men twice her size. She was an accomplished female biologist facing adversity in her industry and her country, though that didn’t stop her from intimidating the men around her. Any man trying to harm her would have faced a tough fight.

    She did not suffer fools or silliness or incompetence gladly. She loved Pizii and her friends and her family and the environment and animals. Her work on frogs and fishes brought her to the United States and beyond."
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2019
    Cappuccino, Tuvok and Legally Bland like this.
  2. PastTense

    PastTense Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,910
    Likes Received:
    3,725
    Trophy Points:
    113
    "A man has been arrested by detectives investigating the killing of the Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee.

    McKee, 29, was shot in the head by the dissident republican group the New IRA in April while she was reporting on unrest in Derry and standing next to a police vehicle.

    On Thursday, police arrested a 46-year-old man under the Terrorism Act and took him to Musgrave serious crime suite for questioning.

    The Police Service of Northern Ireland’s major investigation team carried out searches at properties in the Northland Road and Creggan areas of Derry on Thursday morning. A number of items were seized and taken for further examination."

    Lyra McKee shooting investigators arrest man, 46
     
    dotr likes this.
  3. PastTense

    PastTense Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,910
    Likes Received:
    3,725
    Trophy Points:
    113
    However if you click my link now it reads:
    Lyra McKee killing: man released without charge
     
    dotr likes this.
  4. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    28,089
    Likes Received:
    26,846
    Trophy Points:
    113
    https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/lyra-mckee-wins-posthumous-award-16474247
    "Murdered Lyra McKee has been honoured posthumously.

    The 29-year-old Belfast journalist, who was shot in the head during a riot in Derry by the New IRA in April, has been named as this year's recipient of The Ireland Funds AWB Vincent Literary Award.

    David Cronin, CEO of The Ireland Funds, said: "Through her writing, Lyra McKee inspired and challenged us with her insightful work as a journalist and author.

    "Lyra's talent and ability to connect across generations, prejudice and sectarianism was exceptional and we are all at a huge loss now that she has been taken so suddenly and tragically from us."
     
    imstilla.grandma likes this.
  5. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Messages:
    5,016
    Likes Received:
    28,939
    Trophy Points:
    113
    An “intensive investigation” is continuing into the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, according to the detective leading the inquiry.
    upload_2019-8-18_13-31-13.jpeg
    Late journalist Lyra McKee, shot dead during disturbances in Creggan, Derry, in April of this year. File photograph: Jess Lowe/EPA

    The 29-year-old was shot and killed by the New IRA dissident republican group during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry in April.

    The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said there have been nine arrests and two individuals have been charged. A 51-year-old man has been charged with rioting, petrol bomb offences and arson of a vehicle, and a 38-year-old man has been charged with rioting, petrol bomb offences, arson and hijacking.

    Meanwhile, 18 searches have been carried out.

    A report in the Sunday Times claimed the main suspect in her murder has gone into hiding, possibly in the Republic of Ireland. The police have previously released CCTV footage and stills which they believe show the gunman who killed Ms McKee.

    Det Supt Jason Murphy said the inquiry into Ms McKee’s murder remained “an intensive investigation with excellent community support. The family of Lyra McKee are being regularly updated,” he said.
    Lyra McKee: ‘Intensive’ inquiry into journalist’s murder continues
     
    PastTense, dotr and Legally Bland like this.
  6. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Messages:
    5,016
    Likes Received:
    28,939
    Trophy Points:
    113
  7. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Messages:
    5,016
    Likes Received:
    28,939
    Trophy Points:
    113

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice