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Gardaí launch murder investigation after body found in Ballymun apartment

Gardaí are trying to identify the man who was found dead in the first floor apartment just after 4 o’clock this afternoon.

Ballymun (File photo)
Ballymun (File photo)
Image: Google Maps

GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED a murder investigation after the body of a man was discovered at an apartment block in Ballymun in Dublin this afternoon.

The man was found dead at the scene at Santry Cross just after 4 o’clock this afternoon. He is believed to have suffered a major knife wound.

The man, a foreign national aged between 30 and 40 years of age, has not yet been identified. Gardaí  are working with international agencies to establish the man’s identify.

State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy has carried out a preliminary examination of the body. A crime scene investigator from the Gardaí Technical Bureau is currently carrying out a technical examination of the scene.

A post mortem will be carried out on the body at the city morgue tomorrow morning.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone who was at the apartment complex between Friday 30 November and today to contact them at an incident room which has been set up at Ballymun Garda Station by calling 01 -666 4400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Santry Cross (Image: Google Maps)

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