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Keane Mulready-Woods murder: Unverified images on social media causing 'distress' for his family

Gardaí issued a notice asking people not to share the images, as it provides “false support” to the perpetrators.

A tent is placed in front of the burnt out car in Ballybough, where remains were discovered yesterday.
A tent is placed in front of the burnt out car in Ballybough, where remains were discovered yesterday.
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GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods are investigating reports of images and videos circulating on social messaging apps.

These images are unverified at this time, Gardaí said, and asked people not to share them.

“They are distressing to Keane’s family and, if verified, are disrespectful images of the deceased,” Gardaí said in a statement.

They also said that they “provide false support to the perpetrators of this brutal crime”.

The Dublin teenager’s remains were first discovered in the Moatview area of Coolock on Monday night. More of his remains were subsequently discovered in a burnt-out car at Trinity Terrace, near Croke Park, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Gardaí are continuing to carry out forensic tests on a home in Rathmullen Park in Drogheda, which they believe might have been used to house the teenage victim.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar called the teenager’s murder “gruesome and macabre”, and says he will try to go to Drogheda in the coming days.

Anyone with information as to the origin of such material is asked to contact Gardaí at Drogheda Garda Station on 041 9874200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, Crime Stoppers on 1800 250 025 or any Garda station.

- with reporting from Garreth MacNamee

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