Gardaí launch murder probe into Phoenix Park body

Gardaí launch murder probe into Phoenix Park body
Garda forensics officers at the scene of the discovery today. Picture: PA

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the badly burned body of a homeless man in the Phoenix Park this morning.

The announcement follows the completion of a post mortem examination on the remains, results of which have been made known to investigating gardaí at Cabra.

The man was found dead with burns in a sleeping bag in the early hours of the morning near the Wellington monument in Phoenix Park, Dublin.

He is understood to have been badly beaten.

His body was so badly damaged DNA and dental records will have to be used to identify him.

Gardaí at Cabra are appealing for anyone with any information to contact the incident room at Cabra Garda Station on 01-666 7400, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any garda station.

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