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Three men arrested in connection with 2015 Westmeath murder

Silvestras Stoksus was found dead in March 2015.

Silvestras Stoskus
Silvestras Stoskus
Image: Garda Press Office

THREE MEN HAVE been arrested over the murder of an eastern European national in Westmeath in 2015.

The body of Silvestras Stoskus was found on 18 March by a local farmer who was out walking in Broadford, Co Kildare.

He had been last seen leaving his home at Bun Daire, Kinnegad in Westmeath.

Gardaí at Leixlip began a murder investigation following a post mortem carried out by the State Pathologist.

Today as part of a planned operation, three men were arrested.

The men, aged 46, 35 and 32, were arrested and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939/1998 and Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 respectively at Naas Garda Station.

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