Saturday 17 March 2018

Murdered man may have been kicked to death - Garda

Paul Williams

A MAN who was found murdered in his Dublin home may have been kicked to death.

The body of Kevin Molloy, a 42-year-old single man, was found in a pool of blood at his home at Glendhu Road in Cabra on Sunday morning.

A murder hunt was launched after a post-mortem revealed that he had suffered from several severe blows to the head.

The murder victim is said to have suffered "severe injuries" as a result of a frenzied attack which left him unrecognisable and required DNA tests to confirm his identity.

Sources revealed that Mr Molloy had been dead for at least a week but that the frost of the past while prevented the body from decomposing.

Gardai have begun to retrace the final movements of the dead man who was single, unemployed and originally from the Clontarf area.

It is understood that he had moved to live in Cabra eight years ago.

The dead man had been living alone for several years and had fallen on hard times as a result of an alcohol problem.

He had kept a very low profile and had never been in any kind of trouble.

Sources said that he was from a decent family and he did not appear to have any enemies. Local sources say that he may have known his attacker or had been the victim of a break-in that went wrong.

Officers have also not ruled out the possibility that more than one person was involved in the horrific attack.

It is understood that the house was not effectively secured and that anyone could walk in through the front or back doors.

"The house was in a much neglected state and the poor man lived in poor conditions. He may have known his attacker or this person or persons could have broken in for other reasons," a source said.

The gruesome discovery was made on Sunday by relatives who had become concerned after they could not make contact with him over a number of days.

The murder investigation is being conducted by detectives from Cabra Garda Station.

Irish Independent

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