16/01/2020

Human Remains Confirmed As Those Of Dublin Teen

Human remains discovered outside a house in the Coolock area of north Dublin have been confirmed as those of a 17 year-old juvenile.

Forensic Science Ireland said the partial remains found in Moatview Drive, Priorswood on Monday 13 January are those of Keane Mulready-Woods.

The teenager had been missing since Sunday 12.

A statement released by An Garda Síochána said: "This is a brutal and savage attack on a child and is completely unacceptable in any normal democratic society. The level of violence is shocking and the investigation into the murder of Keane is being co-ordinated from Drogheda Garda Station. It is important to remember that Keane was a child, a young boy, trying to find his way in life, he has now lost his life and his family have lost their loved son and brother."

Keane was last seen in Drogheda by his family at approximately 6.00pm on the evening of Sunday 12 January 2020. At this time Keane was wearing a navy Hugo Boss tracksuit, black Hugo Boss runners (brown sole, black laces), a red / orange Canada Goose jacket and a Gucci baseball cap.

At approximately 9.55pm, Monday 13 January 2020, Gardaí responded to a 999 call that a bag containing human remains had been found at Moatview Drive, Priorswood, Dublin 17. A black "Puma" sports bag was recovered which contained partial human remains.

At approximately 1.30am Wednesday 15 January 2020 Gardai responded to a call from Dublin Fire Brigade stating that there was a vehicle on fire at Trinity Terrace, Dublin 3. Further partial human remains were recovered from this vehicle.

A number of searches have been conducted in the Drogheda area on the 14th January 2020 and one search location remained ongoing on Wednesday 15.

Incident rooms have been established at Drogheda, Coolock and Mountjoy Garda Station with the investigation being co-ordinated from Drogheda Garda Station.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has visited Drogheda and Coolock Garda Station and assured the investigation teams of the full support of the Garda Organisation in this investigation.

A family liaison officer remains in close contact with Keane's family.

Investigating Gardaí are making the following appeals:

• Information from anyone who has knowledge of Keane's movements from when he was last seen on Sunday 12 January 2020 at approximately 6pm in the vicinity of Dominic's Bridge, Drogheda.

• Information or dashcam footage from anyone in the Moatview Drive, Moatview Gardens, Dublin 17 area on Monday 13 January 2020 from 9pm – 10pm

• Information on the movements of a blue Volvo S40 bearing false registration plates 141 MO 1925 which was abandoned and set on fire in the Trinity Terrace, Dublin 3 area on the morning of Wednesday 15 January at approximately 1.30am.

• Information on the whereabouts of a blue Volvo S40, 161 D 48646, which was the subject of an unauthorised taking from Sandymount, Co. Dublin on 15 December 2020

• Information on the clothing Keane was wearing at the time he went missing

Any person with details they believe to be relevant can contact Gardaí at Drogheda Garda station on 041 - 9874200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, Crime Stoppers 1800 250 025 or any Garda station.

An Garda Síochána released a futher statement detailing their full commitment to seeking justice for Keane. Deputy Commissioner of Policing and Security, John Twomey said: "An Garda Síochána is determined to bring those behind this shocking crime to justice. In recent years An Garda Síochána has made significant progress in tackling organised crime through arrests leading to convictions and major seizures of guns, drugs and cash. This focus will continue. As always, the help and support of communities is vital to this."


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