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Youth arrested over discovery of man's body in Dublin park

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Members of the Garda Technical Bureau carried out an examination of the scene.
Members of the Garda Technical Bureau carried out an examination of the scene.
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Updated Jun 24th 2018, 10:35 AM

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE death of a man whose body was found at Butler Park in Tallaght, Dublin yesterday have arrested a juvenile male.

The youth was arrested this morning and is being detained at Tallaght Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, and can be held for up to 24 hours.

Gardaí launched a murder investigation following the discovery of 23-year-old Adam Muldoon’s body shortly after 6.30am yesterday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was later removed to the morgue at Whitehall, where a post-mortem was carried out by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster.

Details of the post-mortem are not being released for operational reasons.

Forensic examination

The scene of the incident remains sealed off and a full forensic examination has been carried out by officers from the Garda Technical Bureau. Searches at the site are continuing and an incident room has been established at Tallaght Garda Station.

Speaking at Tallaght Garda Station yesterday Superintendent Ian Lackey said: “We are appealing to anyone who was in Jobstown Park, also known locally as Butler Park, between 11pm [on Friday] and 6.30am [on Saturday] to contact us at the incident room in Tallaght Garda Station.

We are also appealing to motorists who travelled along Cheeverstown Road between those times and may have dashcam footage to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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