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Jennifer Dornan murder: PSNI appeal to find men's jacket after knife recovered

Police confirm a knife has been recovered as part of ongoing enquiries

Published 11/08/2015

Police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket
Picture - Kevin Scott
Police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott
Police TSG officers drafted in from Co. Armagh accompanied by Murder Detectives searching forest land between the Foxes Glen area and Glenkeen for a cream bomber-style jacket Picture - Kevin Scott

Detectives investigating the murder of a mother-of-three in west Belfast have made a direct appeal to find a cream coloured bomber-style men's jacket.

Jennifer Dornan was stabbed to death in the Lagmore area of Dunmurry on Sunday August 2.

Her home was torched in a bid to destroy the evidence.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes from Serious Crime Branch, said they are particularly keen to find a cream coloured bomber-style men’s jacket.

He explained: “Our enquiries are continuing and at this stage, I am keen to locate the cream jacket as we believe it is crucial to our investigation.

“The public have been very helpful to date and we really appreciate the support. Now, I am appealing to anyone who may see a similar looking jacket discarded anywhere, particularly between Hazel View and Poleglass, or who has any other information to contact us.”

Detective Superintendent Geddes also confirmed that a knife has been recovered as part of ongoing enquiries. The knife will now undergo further examination.

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He added: “Jennifer’s death is a tragedy. Three young children have been robbed of their mother and we need the public’s support to ensure we can bring her killer to justice.

Jennifer Dornan's father Stephen speaks at the vigil. Photo: Kevin Scott / Presseye
Jennifer Dornan's father Stephen speaks at the vigil. Photo: Kevin Scott / Presseye
A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found following a house fire on the outskirts of west Belfast. She was Jennifer Dornan, 30, a mother of three. Friends and neighbours organised a vigil for the dead woman that was held outside her Lagmore home in Belfast on Monday evening. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found following a house fire on the outskirts of west Belfast. She was Jennifer Dornan, 30, a mother of three. Friends and neighbours organised a vigil for the dead woman that was held outside her Lagmore home in Belfast on Monday evening. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found following a house fire on the outskirts of west Belfast. She was Jennifer Dornan, 30, a mother of three. Friends and neighbours organised a vigil for the dead woman that was held outside her Lagmore home in Belfast on Monday evening. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found following a house fire on the outskirts of west Belfast. She was Jennifer Dornan, 30, a mother of three. Friends and neighbours organised a vigil for the dead woman that was held outside her Lagmore home in Belfast on Monday evening. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - Monday 3rd August 2015 - Vigil for Jennifer Dornan Pictured is the sister of Jennifer Dornan, Claire Dornan in the Lagmore area holding a vigil for Murder victim Jennifer Dornan after she was found dead following a blaze in her Hazel View home in the West of the City. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast - Northern Ireland - Monday 3rd August 2015 - Vigil for Jennifer Dornan Pictured is MLA Jennifer McCann in the Lagmore area holding a vigil for Murder victim Jennifer Dornan after she was found dead following a blaze in her Hazel View home in the West of the City. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Sister of Jennifer Dornan, Claire Dornan, pictured during the vigil. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Members of the public in the Lagmore area holding a vigil for murder victim Jennifer Dornan. Photo: Kevin Scott / Presseye
Members of the public in the Lagmore area holding a vigil for murder victim Jennifer Dornan. Photo: Kevin Scott / Presseye
Members of the public in the Lagmore area holding a vigil for murder victim Jennifer Dornan. Photo: Kevin Scott / Presseye
Members of the public in the Lagmore area holding a vigil for murder victim Jennifer Dornan. Photo: Kevin Scott / Presseye
Members of the public in the Lagmore area holding a vigil for murder victim Jennifer Dornan. Photo: Kevin Scott / Presseye
Members of the public in the Lagmore area holding a vigil for murder victim Jennifer Dornan. Photo: Kevin Scott / Presseye
Sister of Jennifer Dornan, Claire Dornan, pictured during the vigil. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Tributes have been paid to Jennifer Dornan who died in a fire at her home in Dunmurry yesterday morning
Tributes have been paid to Jennifer Dornan who died in a fire at her home in Dunmurry yesterday morning
Tributes have been paid to Jennifer Dornan who died in a fire at her home in Dunmurry yesterday morning

“I would ask anyone with any information to ring detectives on the non-emergency number 101 or use the independent charity Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111 if you don’t want to provide your details.”

PSNI have said they are no longer seeking anyone else in Northern Ireland in relation to Jennifer's murder following the arrest of a  37-year-old man in County Donegal last weekend on an unrelated matter.

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