Friday 28 July 2017

Dismembered body in canal believed to be man in his 20s

Members of the Garda underwater unit prepare to trawl the Grand Canal near the village of Ardclough, Co Kildare, after a man's torso was found inside a suitcase dumped in the water Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Members of the Garda underwater unit prepare to trawl the Grand Canal near the village of Ardclough, Co Kildare, after a man's torso was found inside a suitcase dumped in the water Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Gardaí are trawling the missing persons list in the hope of identifying the man whose torso was found concealed inside a suitcase and dumped in the Grand Canal.

The murder victim was aged in his 20s and had dark brown hair.

One investigator said that, at this early stage in their inquiries, they were leaning towards the possibility that he was Eastern European.

The torso was found wrapped in heavy plastic in a suitcase floating in the Grand Canal near the village of Ardclough, Co Kildare, on Saturday.

Gardaí believe it was dumped there some time between last Thursday and 3.30pm on Saturday when it was spotted by walkers.

A post-mortem examination last night found no signs of gunshot or stab wounds.

Irish Independent

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