Gardaí recover bloodstained machetes in Keane Mulready-Woods murder investigation
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Gardaí recover bloodstained machetes in Keane Mulready-Woods murder investigation

GARDAÍ HAVE recovered a number of bloodstained weapons believed to be used in the murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods.

The teenager was reported missing on Sunday, January 12th 2020, and a bag containing his arms and legs was found on a Dublin street the next day.

Further remains, believed to be the boy's head and hands, were later found in a burnt-out car in Drumcondra.

Most of Keane's torso is still missing.

Gardaí believe Keane was stabbed multiple times in the torso before his body was dismembered, The Irish Independent reports.

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Keane Mulready-Woods (An Garda Síochána)

A number of machetes, believed to be used in the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods but not in the dismemberment of his body, have been recovered from a shed close to the house where the teenager is believed to have been killed.

Blood has been found under the floorboards of the County Louth house in question, and garda searches of the location are continuing today.

Gardaí suspect the victim's clothes may have been burned in the garden at the back of the same house, and Dublin Live reports that the child's thumbs and fingertips were cut off to prevent DNA evidence from the murderers being recovered from under Keane's fingernails.

Gardaí have pleaded with the public not to share brutal images and videos purporting to show the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods, including a video of a decapitated and dismembered torso with multiple stab wounds, which have been circulating on social media.

While the images are unverified, Gardaí have said today that the remains shown in the vicious video is "hugely unlikely" to be the murdered teenager.

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They have urged people to stop sharing the disturbing media, which, verified or not, is hugely distressing to Keane's family.