Gardaí travel to Romania to question man on murder of Frankie Dunne
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Gardaí travel to Romania to question man on murder of Frankie Dunne

GARDAÍ HAVE travelled to Romania in order to interview a man in connection with the murder of homeless man Frankie Dunne.

RTÉ reports that a 29-year-old man has been interviewed by Gardaí in relation to the murder and dismemberment of homeless man Frankie Dunne in Cork in late December 2019.

Four detectives involved in the investigation, along with a  Romanian colleague, travelled to Bucharest two weeks ago in order to interview the man, who had been living in Cork but who left Ireland on 30 December.

Europol assisted Gardaí in locating the man, who appeared voluntarily at a local police station where he was questioned under caution for several hours.

Forensic samples have been taken and will be sent for analysis in Ireland.

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The decapitated and dismembered body of Francis "Frankie" Dunne was discovered in the grounds of a disused house in Cork on 27 December 2019.

Mr Dunne is sorely missed by his family and friends (Dunne family)

The Cork man had struggled with dependency issues and was homeless at the time of his brutal murder.

After his passing, Mr Dunne's family set up a GoFundMe where they described how he had lost a lot in life but he had never lost his family's love.

"No-one should be left so vulnerable on our streets," a post on the page, written by one of Mr Dunne's family members, said.

"No-one should be beaten or murdered because they find themselves helpless due to alcoholism or for any other reason."

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All the funds raised in Mr Dunne's memory went directly to local homeless charities the Cork Simon Community and Caring For Cork's Homeless.