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Gardaí release second photo of Kenneth O'Brien as murder investigation intensifies

Kenneth’s dismembered body was recovered from the Grand Canal in Kildare last weekend.
Jan 23rd 2016, 5:45 PM 66,902 53

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

GARDAÍ IN LEIXLIP have released a second photograph of Kenneth O’Brien as the investigation surrounding his murder intensifies.

The Dublin man’s dismembered body was recovered from a suitcase in the Grand Canal at Ardclough, Co Kildare, last Saturday afternoon.

A motive for the crime has not yet been established. While his torso was recovered, the man’s head and limbs have not yet been found.

17/1/2016. Body in Canal Kildare The crime scene following the discovery of Kenneth O'Brien's body in the Grand Canal, Ardclough, Co Kildare, 16 January Source: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

33-year-old father-of-one Kenneth, from Clondalkin, had only recently returned from Australia where he had worked as a JCB driver and diesel fitter.

He was last seen on Friday evening, 15 January, when he told family that he was going down the country for a job.

Read: Gardaí search for motive in Kenneth O’Brien murder as inquiry enters sixth day

Read: Gardaí search house of Grand Canal murder victim

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