Body Of Kane McCormack Discovered In Field On Meath/Kildare Border

A man's body has discovered in a field on the Meath/Kildare border.

Gardaí said the body of Kane McCormack, aged 24, was found in a field at Walterstown, Dunboyne on Saturday, 02 December.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr McCormack died from three gunshot wounds. It is believed his death is linked to the ongoing Hutch-Kinshasa gang feud. Gardaí are now appealing for information in relation to the murder.

It is understood Mr McCormack parked his silver Peugeot 307 hatchback registration No: 04- D in the 'Aldi' supermarket carpark in Clonee Village at 5pm on Friday, 01 December.

He then got into a black saloon type car, which left the car park then turned right towards Dunboyne. Shortly after 6pm, Gardaí in Finglas responded to a call that a black Audi saloon car was on fire just off the M50 at Meakstown Cottages.

Investigators are trying to establish any link between the murder and this black Audi car.

Speaking at Ashbourne Garda Station on Sunday, Superintendent James Cannon appealed to anyone who was in Clonee village particularly in the Aldi carpark, at or around 5pm on Friday evening and who may have noticed either of these vehicles.

In addition, Superintendent Cannon is also appealing to anyone who drove the road through Walterstown after 5pm and who may have noticed a black saloon parked on the road (the roadway which runs through Walterstown between Leixlip and Dunboyne) and any person who was in the vicinity of Meakstown Cottages or Balseskin Reception Centre at around 6pm and who may have noticed any suspicious activity around the burnt out Audi car.

Investigating officers are also appealing to anyone who may have dashcams or who were in or close to any of the locations to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


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