News Irish News

Thursday 22 March 2018

Gardai fear missing man was killed

Tom Brady Security Editor

Gardai fear a 28-year-old man, missing from his Dublin home for a week, may have been murdered.

Searches were carried out yesterday after his car was found burnt out in west Dublin.

James Kenny McDonagh is thought to have fallen foul of a local criminal gang.

Mr McDonagh, of Island- bridge Court, near Kilmainham, Dublin, disappeared last Wednesday. He was last seen in Bluebell at about 3pm that day and he was driving a wine coloured Mazda 626 car, with the registered number 02 D 68758.

The car was found burnt out later that evening at Lock Road, Milltown, Newcastle.

After an extensive search of his usual haunts, gardai began a detailed search of ground, near where the car was found, over the past 48 hours.

Gardai admitted last night they suspected that he was taken away in the car and then killed.

Mr McDonagh is known to gardai and officers suspect he may have clashed with members of a crime gang in recent weeks.

He is described as 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build, with dark brown hair, and a scar on his upper lip.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a navy jumper, white shirt, blue denim jeans and K-Swiss runners.

Gardai at Kilmainham station have appealed to anybody with information on his whereabouts or who spotted either Mr McDonagh or the Mazda car last Wednesday to contact them at 01 6669700 or on the confidential line, 1800 666111.

Irish Independent

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News