New McAreavy Investigation - DNA To Be Collected From All Hotel Staff

Workers at the hotel in which Michaela McAreavey was murder will have their DNA tested as police in Mauritius begin a new investigation.

Former staff members at the Legends Hotel will also be required to submit DNA samples in the coming weeks.

The new investigation was launched following severe criticism of the authorities after two men accused of murdering the schoolteacher were acquitted following an eight-week trial.

Unidentified DNA was previously found on a number of items in the room where 27-year-old Michaela was killed.

Police has questioned several people over the past few days as detectives attempt to gather new evidence.

The process of DNA-testing hotel staff members begins today with all current employees being tested first.

Any one who has left the hotel since Michaela's death will be visited by officers over the next few weeks and asked to submit DNA samples.

Officers from the PSNI and an Garda Siochana have not been involved in the new probe to date, despite comments from the prime minister of Mauritius last week that he would welcome their assistance with the investigation.


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