Ian Bailey Dies

The notorious suspect in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has died.

PAUL DETTMANN
3 min readJan 26, 2024

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News broke early on Monday, 22nd January of the death of Ian Bailey. If you have heard of him, and are not a resident of West Cork, then to you he will only be known as the ‘chief suspect’ in the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. There was no news of any deathbed confession, as many would have hoped for. I resisted writing about it until now, but this is surely a development large enough to justify a short retrospective.

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