One of Ireland’s most notorious rapists has been spotted in Amsterdam chatting with women.
Larry Murphy, a suspected serial killer, was filmed by an Irish television crew while he chatted with women on the streets of the popular Netherlands city.
The 47-year-old was released from jail in August 2010, after he served ten-and-a-half years of a 15-year sentence for the abduction, multiple rape and attempted murder of a Carlow businesswoman in February 2000.
The Wicklow man was the main suspect in the disappearance and suspected murder of Irish American Annie McCarrick, as well as missing women Jo Jo Dullard and Deirdre Jacobs, whose remains were never discovered.
According to the Irish Independent, Murphy has been living between Spain and Holland since his release from Arbour Hill prison two years ago.
A new documentary on Murphy aired on TV3 on Wednesday night.
The show's producer Patrick Kinsella told Journal.ie that the crew “surveilled” Larry and a friend of his for three months.
“They had taken a large amount of footage and pictures of him and his pal and the decision was made then for the reporter Paul Williams to approach him.”
The producer said Murphy’s relationship with his friend will be a cause of concern for viewers.
“I know I was certainly concerned about it when I knew who it was, I mean it’s not somebody famous but it’s shocking,” he said.
Kinsella added: “The footage shows him eagerly talking to a number of women and in one instance he’s talking to women at a bus stop with his pal. There’s a certain level of eeriness because of the way that the two men look at each other even though nothing transpired afterwards.”
A married father of two, Murphy abducted a local Carlow woman in the boot of his car and repeatedly raped her in numerous isolated locations in February 2000. While attempting to suffocate his victim he was disturbed by two late-night hunters. He fled the scene and was arrested in his home the following day.
He was the prime suspect in the disappearance of a number of women over in the mid to late 1990s in the Leinster area.