Area near Drogheda sealed off as Gardaí continue searches for remains of Keane Mulready-Woods
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Area near Drogheda sealed off as Gardaí continue searches for remains of Keane Mulready-Woods

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods have sealed off an area in Meath as searches for the teenager's remains continue.

Gardaí yesterday confirmed to The Irish Times  that searches were being undertaken in the Oldbridge area of County Meath, close to Drogheda where the teenager was from.

The 17-year-old was reported missing earlier this month. Several hours later, a bag containing his limbs were found on a street in a Dublin estate.

Keane's head and hands were later discovered in a burnt-out car, however further parts of his remains, including most of his torso, have yet to be located.

Gardaí believe Keane was stabbed multiple times in the torso before his body was dismembered as a revenge act as part of the ongoing criminal gang feud in Drogheda.

Last week, a number of machetes, believed to be used in Keane's murder but not in the dismemberment of his body, were recovered from a shed close to the house where the teenager is believed to have been killed.

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A suspect in Keane's murder was arrested following a large-scale manhunt, however Gardaí have stressed that this male was arrested for a separate matter unrelated to the murder.

A number of photos and videos purporting to show the teenager's murder have emerged social media, and Gardaí have urged people not to share the unverified media, as it is extremely distressing to Keane's grieving family.