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Gardaí renew their public appeal for information in Kenneth O’Brien murder probe

The appeal follows the discovery of further body parts at Sallins Co Kildare.

Kenneth O'Brien 2 (1) Kenneth O'Brien Source: Garda Press Office

Updated 20.37

GARDAÍ HAVE RENEWED their public appeal for information as the investigation into the brutal murder of Dublin man Kenneth O’Brien continues.

Kenneth’s dismembered body was recovered from a suitcase in the Grand Canal at Ardclough, Co Kildare on 16 January.

The appeal comes after the Garda water unit discovered additional body parts which are now being tested to see if they belong to the deceased man at Sallins, Co Kildare.

In the appeal gardaí have again asked people returning to their property or premises after an absence to check to see if there was anything unusual, such as a room or equipment disturbed.

Chief Superintendent John McPolin of Naas Garda Station called once more for witnesses or anyone who was in or around the Grand Canal near Ardclough on Friday 15 and early Saturday 16 January 2016 to come forward.

Likewise, investigating Gardaí are also keen to speak to anyone who may have observed, seen or had any contact with Kenneth since the early hours of Friday morning when he left Lealand Road, Clondalkin or can assist in tracing his movements.

The family and friends of Kenneth O’Brien wish to thank the public for the messages of support that they continue to receive the gardaí said in their appeal.

While Kenneth’s torso was recovered on 16 January, the search for his head and limbs had been continuing.

- With reporting by Michelle Hennessy and Cianan Brennan

Originally published 7.43am

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