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Murder investigation launched into Waterford death

A post-mortem has found that Martin Brophy, 22, died from injuries consistent with a serious assault.

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GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED a murder investigation into the death of a man whose body was discovered in a disused building in Waterford city yesterday.

A post-mortem examination has found that 22-year-old Martin Brophy of Waterford city died from injuries consistent with a serious assault.

His remains were discovered in a vacant building on New Street at around 6pm yesterday.

He was last seen alive at around 4pm on Saturday 19 May in the Poleberry area of the city, according to gardaí.

Gardaí are appealing for information regarding his whereabouts between Saturday 19 May and Monday 21 May. They are also appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity on New Gate Street, New Street, Brown’s Lane, John’s Lane, Castle Street or Parliament Street in recent days.

Waterford Garda Station can be reached on 051 3053000 and the Garda Confidential Line is 1800 666 111.

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