DETECTIVES investigating the murder of mum-of-three Jennifer Dornan have recovered the suspected murder weapon.
A woman contacted police after finding the orange 14 inch pairing knife in her back garden by a tree.
At first she thought it was a bag of crisps before going to inspect and saw that it was a knife similar to the one detectives were hunting.
It has since been seized and is currently undergoing forensic tests.
Detectives have also appealed for residents to keep an eye out for a jacket the killer dumped as fled the scene.
Known to police, suspect Raymond O’Neill was arrested in Bundoran, Co Donegal last Friday night on an unrelated matter.
He had absconded from Mountjoy prison while awaiting trial after being let on bail.
The 37-year-old has now been returned to Mountjoy jail while the PSNI’s Extradition Unit prepare a European Arrest Warrant to have him brought back to Belfast for questioning.
Jennifer, 30, was knifed to death six times in her Lagamore home on Sunday, August 2.
Her body was found in the charred embers of her home which was set alight by the killer in a bid to cover up his evil crime.
Det Supt Kevin Geddes said: “Our enquiries are continuing and at this stage, I am keen to locate the [man’s] cream jacket as we believe it is crucial to our investigation.
“The public have been very helpful to date and we really appreciate the support.
“Now, I am appealing to anyone who may see a similar looking jacket discarded anywhere, particularly between Hazel View [where Ms Dornan lived] and Poleglass, or who has any other information, to contact us.
“Three young children have been robbed of their mother and we need the public’s support to ensure we can bring her killer to justice,” Det Supt Geddes added.