Thursday 22 February 2018

Father finds son dead at his home with stab wounds

Officers at the house in Rathfarnam, Co Dublin, where Tyrone McKenna was found dead. Photo: Collins
Officers at the house in Rathfarnam, Co Dublin, where Tyrone McKenna was found dead. Photo: Collins

Joyce Fegan and Ken Foy

GARDAI have launched an investigation after the body of a 42-year-old man was found in his home with suspected stab wounds.

Tyrone McKenna was found at the bottom of the stairs in his home in the Marley Court South estate in Rathfarnham, Dublin.

A woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing. She is known to the victim.

She has been taken to Blackrock Garda Station for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act

It is understood that his father Thomas discovered his son's body at approximately 5pm.


Gardai and the local doctor were contacted.

Mr McKenna is believed to have sustained stab wounds to his back.

Officers from Dundrum station are investigating Mr McKenna's death, which is being treated as suspicious.

Officers preserved the scene for a technical examination and Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis arrived at the house shortly after 9pm.

Shocked neighbours said it was a very quiet estate and that everyone knew everyone else.

However, Tyrone "came and went and kept to himself," said one neighbour.

Another said that his father was a "fantastic neighbour, larger than life, he took care of our house when we were away".

However, the same neighbour said she only knew the deceased man to "salute," but that he had been a very tall and handsome man growing up.

Other locals in the quiet estate were last night shocked and saddened by the news, although most of them said they did not know Tyrone McKenna well.

A nearby neighbour said: "Tom has lived here for more than 25 years, he just celebrated his 70th birthday.

"His son would be in and out to him I think he lived there."

Irish Independent

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