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Investigation continues into murder of 7 ft 6 in tall Dimitri Hrynkevich

The incident happened last Wednesday night.

Dimitri Hrynkevich
Dimitri Hrynkevich
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THE INVESTIGATION into the murder of a Belarusian man who was killed over the weekend in Tralee is continuing.

Dmitry Hrynkevich died on Friday after being assaulted in the Killeen Wood area of Tralee.

He had been born in Minsk, Belarus, and spent most of his life growing up between Tralee and Killarney.

At 7 ft 6 in he had been the third tallest man in Ireland.

The 24-year-old was found unconscious in a garden in the town on Wednesday evening at around 10.35pm.

Two men, one in his 30s and the other in his 20s, were initially arrested in connection with suspected assault but later released.

The funeral will take place in the coming days and has been kept private at Hrynkevich’s own request.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, local Fine Gael councillor Jim Finucane said, “I would have known him to see. He was a very tall young man.

Obviously any violent crime of that nature is a shock to any community. And obviously people are dismayed, and just hoping to find out what the details are and how it happened.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who would have been in the vicinity of Killeen Wood at the time of the incident last Wednesday night to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station at 066 710 2300 or on the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Read: Gardaí launch murder investigation into death of Tralee assault victim

Also: Man found unconscious in garden in Tralee now in critical condition

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