Irish police issue renewed appeal in Saulīte murder

A year after her apparent murder-for-hire, Irish police have issued a renewed appeal for any information into the 2006 slaying of Baiba Saulīte, a Latvian mother of two.

Saulīte was gunned down Nov. 19, 2006, as she was visiting with two acquaintances at her home in the Swords neighborhood north of Dublin. Several people, including her estranged husband Hassan Hassan, have been questioned in the murder, but no charges have been filed.

The Irish police ask that any person with information about the murder, or who may have been in the Holywell area of Swords contact the Swords Garda Station. The station can be reached at +353 01-666-4700. In Ireland, persons may also call the Garda Confidential Line at 1-800-666-111 or the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-250-025, the Garda Press Office said in a Nov. 18 statement.

Most recently police in July released two men who had been detained for questioning.

Saulīte, 28, was killed while her sons, ages 3 and 5, slept in the home’s upstairs.

Hassan, who is serving prison terms for his part in a stolen car scheme and for abducting his sons, was suspected in involvement in his wife’s murder, according to Irish media reports. Those reports also have suggested Saulīte was murdered as a result of a feud between Irish criminal gangs.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

4 thoughts on “Irish police issue renewed appeal in Saulīte murder

  1. Next time let’s girls from Latvia think twice before meet people from middle east. In Latvia a lot of good man and I don’t think the girls should look for international marriage with people not from Europe. Those people have different culture. They never treat girls like equal person.

  2. Why on earth would a good Latvian girl get mixed up with a middle east type like this.The cultural difference is so great, I dont understand it. So much for trying to preserve your own race. My parents would have said “kapecs vinja maisinas ar tadiem”.

  3. I have seen it before. A Radical Middle easterner marries a white woman in an attempt to fit in with the population. The reasoning is simple.So he can live without suspition of his actions. They proclaim such love and devotion and shower the woman with gifts that a woman could not resist. Then Once married she cannot extricate herself from this man. I have seen several articles about such things in years past and witnessed it myself. They prefer blondes for some reason.

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