Detectives in Ireland have identified human body parts found in a sports bag and a burnt-out car as those of a missing teenager.
Gardai have vowed to bring justice to those behind the murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods, who had not been since since Sunday evening.
The investigation into his whereabouts became a murder investigation after limbs were found in a sports bag outside a housing estate in Coolock, north Dublin, followed by further remains in a burnt-out car in Drumcondra.
Image: Human remains were found in a burnt-out car in Drumcondra
Image: Limbs were also found in a sports bag near a housing estate
Officers later sealed off a house in Drogheda, where Keane was from, and the property was declared a crime scene.
Forensic teams remain at the property in Rathmullen Park.
Garda Deputy Commissioner John Twomey described the murder as “shocking” and said the force was committed to tackling organised crime, including arrests, convictions and the seizure of guns, drugs and cash.
According to RTE, the victim had been involved in the drugs business and had received threats that he would be abducted, murdered and dismembered.
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In a statement, Gardai said: “This is a brutal and savage attack on a child and is completely unacceptable in any normal democratic society.
“It is important to remember that Keane was a child, a young boy, trying to find his way in life, he has now lost his life and his family have lost their loved son and brother.”
Image: Gardai are searching a property in connection with the murder
Image: Irish media linked the victim to the drugs business
Keane was last seen in Drogheda by his family at around 6pm on Sunday and detectives are appealing for information about his last known movements.
The teenager was said to have been wearing a navy Hugo Boss tracksuit, black Hugo Boss runners with a brown sole and black laces, a red/orange Canada Goose jacket and a Gucci baseball cap.
Anyone with information that could help can contact Gardai at Drogheda Garda Station on 041 9874200, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 1800 250 025
Source : Sky News