26/05/2010

Girl Arrested As McAnaspie Case Continues

A juvenile has become the most recent arrest as part of the investigation into the murder of Daniel McAnaspie.

The girl was arrested yesterday afternoon and is being detained in Blanchardstown Garda station under Sec 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

Gardaí said today that the investigation into the murder of Daniel McAnaspie "is continuing".

One male remains in custody from earlier arrests, and is being detained in Blanchardstown Garda station also under the Offences Against the State Act.

Gardaí said a file is being prepared for the DPP in respect of those who have been released.

Searches are continuing in Blanchardstown in relation to the investigation,

On Monday, it emerged three men had been arrested in connection with the murder of the Meath teenager who went missing in February, this year.

One man aged in his mid 20's and another in his mid 30's were detained in Finglas and Blanchardstown Garda Stations respectively while the third man aged in his mid 20's was being detained at Cabra Garda Station. All the men had been arrested in the Blanchardstown area.

Mr McAnaspie's body was found at Rathfeigh, in County Meath on the 13th of May 2010 less than a month after going missing while in the care of the Health Service Executive.

The body was discovered by a landowner in a drain on his land at about 2.00pm. The scene was visited by the State Pathologist and an examination was carried out at the scene by the Garda Technical Bureau.

(DW/BMcC)

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