Gardaí have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery of a man’s body in a field in Tallaght on Saturday night.
A member of the public came across the remains in overgrown waste ground near a housing estate at Killinarden Hill near the foothills of the Dublin Mountains at around 9pm.
The body had been mutilated by wild animals.
Gardaí were satisfied they had established the identity of the 37-year-old victim but withheld his name until all his family members had been contacted.
A family liaison officer was in contact with the man’s relatives yesterday.
The results of a post- mortem by State Pathologist Marie Cassidy yesterday confirmed that the man died from a gunshot wound to the head.
It is believed the victim was under investigation a number of weeks ago. He was not previously known to gardaí but was suspected of storing weapons for gangland criminals.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght garda station on 01 6666 000 or the Garda confidential line at 1800 666 111.
Meanwhile, two gardaí were yesterday released from Tallaght Hospital after suffering injuries during a search of a house in west Dublin for drugs.
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