GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING the disappearance of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods have confirmed that the human body parts found in Coolock on Monday 13th January are those of those of the missing teenager.
The partial body parts found in a burnt-out car in Drumcondra on Wednesday, 15th January, are also being linked the investigation, however there has been no official confirmation that they are those of Keane Mulready-Woods.
Keane, who disappeared from Drogheda, County Louth on Sunday 12th January, was last seen at approximately 6pm. He 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 13th 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 15th January 2020 Gardaí 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 Garda spokesperson said in a statement:
"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."
Large-scale searches have been undertaken in the Drogheda area, with one search ongoing at the time of writing.
Incident rooms have been established at Drogheda, Coolock and Mountjoy Garda Stations, and the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has confirmed that the investigation teams will receive "the full support of the Garda Organisation".
A family liaison officer is remaining in close contact with the family of Keane Mulready-Woods.
Investigating Gardaí are making the following appeals to the public in order to bring Keane's murderers to justice:
• Information from anyone who has knowledge of Keane's movements from when he was last seen on Sunday 12th 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 13th 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 15th 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 15th December 2020
• Information on the clothing Keane was wearing at the time he went missing
Any person with information can contact Gardaí at Drogheda Garda station on 041 987 4200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, Crime Stoppers on 1800 250 025 or any Garda station.
Photographs of clothes similar to what Keane was wearing when last seen can be viewed below.