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Saturday 24 August 2019

Disabled man found dead with stab wounds to his neck

Adam Muldoon
Adam Muldoon
Jerome Reilly

Jerome Reilly

A disabled man discovered dead early yesterday with stab wounds to his head and neck was subjected to a frenzied attack, gardai believe.

The man was named locally as Adam Muldoon (23), whose body was discovered early yesterday by a man out walking a dog in Butler Park off the Cheeverstown Road in Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Adam, who was also known by the nickname ''Floater'', was well-known in the area and suffered from cerebral palsy.

Gardai collected a number of items at the scene in the hope the killer's fingerprints or DNA might be obtained. Mr Muldoon had been sleeping rough in the area and had been receiving support from the local community.

It is understood a close relative died tragically when Adam Muldoon was just 12 years old and he had spent time in and out of homeless hostels in recent years.

Local sources said Mr Muldoon was a ''harmless'' man who ''wouldn't hurt a fly''.

Superintendent Ian Lacken said: "We believe he may have been sleeping rough in the general area from time to time. I would like to appeal to anyone who may have been in the park between 11pm on Friday and 6.30am on Saturday and to any motorists who may have been travelling along the Cheeverstown Road who may have information to offer to contact us at Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000 or on the garda confidential line."

Supt Lacken said the investigation was being given all the resources of a full murder probe.

Sunday Independent

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