Gardaí Renew Appeal In Kenneth O'Brien Murder Investigation

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information following the discovery of a man's dismembered body in the Grand Canal near Ardclough on Saturday 16 January.

The body of Kenneth O'Brien, 33, was found dismembered and wrapped in plastic inside a suitcase pulled from the river.

Garda are continuing to seek witnesses and wish to speak to anyone who was in or around the Grand Canal on Friday and early Saturday to contact them. Investigating Gardaí are also keen to speak to anyone who may have observed, seen or had any contact with Kenneth since the early hours of Friday morning when he left Lealand Road in Clondalkin or can assist in tracing his movements.

Gardaí are continuing to search for the crime scene and wish to reiterate their appeal requesting people returning to their property or premises after the weekend to check to see if there was anything unusual.

"Was a room or equipment disturbed or their premises in anyway different than when they left? Did you as an employee or employer notice anything different in your premises?" a garda statement said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Leixlip Garda Station 01 666 7800.


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