New breakthrough in Operation Sturbridge to be revealed tonight


Auckland City

New information is set to be revealed into the rape and murder of Alicia O’Reilly in Avondale over 40 years ago.

Police will be releasing additional details on the Cold Case programme that have been uncovered as part of a review into the homicide investigation.

On 16 August 1980, 6-year-old Alicia O’Reilly was found murdered in her bed at the family home on Canal Road in Avondale.

The investigation into her murder has remained open since, despite a lengthy initial investigation and subsequent reviews.
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