Larry Murphy: murder suspect

NOTORIOUS rapist and suspected serial killer Larry Murphy has not yet informed gardaí where he intends to live when he is released from prison in just over two weeks and he is not required to do so until seven days after he is freed.

Larry Murphy (45), a carpenter from Baltinglass in Co Wicklow, was convicted of the abduction and repeated rape of a Carlow woman in February 2000. He is due for release from Arbour Hill prison on 11 August.

He is regarded by gardaí as the prime suspect in the disappearances of three other women in the Leinster area – Deirdre Jacob, Jo Jo Dullard, and Annie McCarrick. Under the Sex Offenders Act 2001, Murphy must notify gardaí of the address where he intends to live within seven days of his release from prison.

"So far, he has not informed us where he intends to live. Many sex offenders move around in the first couple of months, living in hostels and hotels. It doesn't seem like he'll be welcome with his family anyway. We have never seen anything like the hysteria over his release, he may well leave the country," said a source.

Larry Murphy will be monitored by undercover surveillance detective teams indefinitely. His brother Thomas Murphy was last night scheduled to be interviewed on RTE television by Miriam O'Callaghan. His intention was to publicly state that he wanted nothing to do with his estranged brother and did not intend to invite him to live at his home in Wicklow.