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Latest Gardaí say they believe the body found in Lucan this afternoon is that of missing 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel.
The body lay undiscovered for three days at a derelict farmhouse as Anastasia had been missing since Monday evening when she was last seen at St Catherine's Park in Lucan.
A garda spokesperson said this evening that they believe the body is that of Anastasia and that they are treating the death as suspicious.
Gardaí investigate 'suspicious' death of Anastasia Kriegel, whose body was found in disused farmhouse pic.twitter.com/Sx8VuxuDn1— RTÉ News (@rtenews) May 17, 2018
Several media outlets are reporting that she was beaten to death and that her body was not clothed.
The State Pathologist Marie Cassidy had arrived to the scene this evening to carry out a preliminary examination.
The State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy has visited the scene to carry out a preliminary post mortem. Gardai have also set up checkpoints on the Clonee Road in Lucan as part of their public appeal for information pic.twitter.com/4DkoqktRGa— Fergal O'Brien (@FergalOBrienTV) May 17, 2018
The body was found in a derelict farmhouse in the Clonee Road area which is approximately one kilometer from St Catherine's Park.
Anastasia, or Ana as she is known, was a first year student in Confey College in Leixlip and was well-known in the community.
Gardaí say her family are "extremely distressed" and are seeking the public's assistance but also ask for privacy.
Gardaí said that they are awaiting the results of the post mortem and they appealed once again for any witnesses who may have information to come forward.
3pm: A body has been found on the Clonee Road in Lucan this afternoon.
Gardaí say the body was found at around 1pm and the cause of death is being treated as suspicious.
The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the body remains at the scene.
The discovery comes as gardaí investigate the disappearance of 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel, originally from Lucan.
Anastasia was last seen in St Catherine's Park in Lucan on Monday evening.
Gardaí in Lucan are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
- Digital Disk