Police name teenager whose severed body parts were found stuffed inside sports bag

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
The remains of Keane Mulready-Woods were discovered in a burnt-out car in Dublin. (PA)

Police in Ireland have revealed the identity of a teenager whose severed body parts were discovered inside a sports bag in Dublin.

The 17-year-old, who had been missing since Sunday evening, was named on Wednesday as Keane Mulready-Woods, from Drogheda.

Detectives launched an investigation after human body parts were found in a sports bag in Coolook, north Dublin, on Monday.

Garda Deputy Commissioner John Twomey vowed to bring those responsible for the “shocking crime” to justice.

The burnt-out car is removed from the scene on Trinity Terrace. (PA)
Garda at the scene on Trinity Terrace in the Drumcondra area of Dublin. (PA)

He said: "In recent years An Garda Siochana 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.”

On Wednesday, partial body remains were discovered in a burnt-out car in Trinity Terrace in Drumcondra.

Later a house in Drogheda was sealed off as part of the investigation.

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The property in Rathmullen Park has been declared a crime scene and is being forensically examined.

Confirming the identity of the teenager, a Garda statement on Wednesday said: ”Keane is a 17-year-old juvenile, he disappeared on Sunday January 12 and parts of his remains have now been discovered.

"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.

Photo issued by Garda of a red/orange Canada Goose Jacket similar to the one worn by Keane Mulready-Woods when he was last seen on Sunday. (PA)
Forensic officers comb the scene for clues. (PA)

"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.”

Detectives have issued an appeal for information about the teenager's last known movements.

"Keane was last seen in Drogheda by his family at approximately 6pm on the evening of Sunday January 12.

"At this time Keane was wearing a navy Hugo Boss tracksuit, black Hugo Boss runners (brown sole, black laces), red/orange Canada Goose jacket and a Gucci baseball cap.”

Anyone with information can contact Gardai at Drogheda Garda Station on 041 9874200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, Crimestoppers on 1800 250 025 or any Garda station.