Monday 24 July 2017

Three men arrested in connection with 2015 murder

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Gardai investigating the murder of Silvestras Stoskus have arrested three men today.

Stoskus (20) was discovered dead in a field in the Broadford area of Co Kildare on March 18, 2015.

He had been missing from his home at Bun Daire, Kinnegad, County Westmeath for 10 days.

In a statement gardaí confirmed that they had arrested three men, aged 46, 35 and 32, during a planned operation this morning.

The men are detained Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939/1998 and Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 respectively at Naas Garda Station.

Gardaí at Leixlip began a murder investigation following a post mortem carried out by the State Pathologist.

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