Psychics Kevin Cruickshank, Deb Webber and Sue Nicholson will feature the unsolved Nelson murder of Kevin O’Loughlin on tonight's episode of Sensing Murder.

Hopes TV show will produce new leads on Nelson murder


One of Nelson’s unsolved murders will be featured on tonight’s TV2 programme Sensing Murder.

Tasman Police are hopeful that the screening of the unsolved murder of Nelson man Kevin O’Loughlin will prompt someone who knows who was responsible for his killing to come forward.

O’Loughlin was found stabbed to death in the early hours of May 2, 1993 at the Hardy St entrance to Montgomery Carpark.

Kevin O’Loughlin unsolved murder, Sensing Murder
The unsolved Nelson murder of Kevin O’Loughlin will feature on tonight’s episode of Sensing Murder.

Twenty three years on, Police are hopeful someone watching this week’s programme may recall information that could prove critical to their inquiry. Police urge them to come forward as this may assist in bringing closure for O’Loughlin’s family.

The events surrounding his death will feature on Sensing Murder tonight on TV2 at 8.30pm.

Detective Inspector Paul Borrell says Police are very hopeful that with the passing of time, someone involved or with knowledge of those involved will have come to a point in their life where they feel compelled to do the right thing.

“Knowledge of a murder is a heavy weight for anyone to carry for 23 years and we are very hopeful that the publicity of this event will prompt someone to come forward with information that has not been shared with us previously.”

Paul says Police are keeping an open mind about the psychic element to the programme.

An 0800 number has been set up to receive calls and the incident will feature on the Nelson Police Facebook page.

Anyone with information related to Kevin O’Loughlin’s murder should call Nelson Police on 0800 400 800, or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.