Gardai have cordoned off an area near Drogheda in relation to the brutal murder of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods.
An area in Oldbridge, just a few minutes outside of Drogheda, has now been sealed off by investigators.
The 17-year-old was stabbed and dismembered in the murder that shook the country just over two weeks ago.
According to reports, Keane was abducted in the Ballsgrove area of Drogheda, Co Louth. He was then brought to an address in Rathmullen Park where he was tortured, murdered and cut apart.
The criminals who carried out the killing dumped his arms and legs in a bag near a rival gangster’s address in Coolock, North Dublin on Monday night, January 13.
Soon afterwards Keane’s head and hands were found in a burning car in Drumcondra two days later. His torso has not yet been found. The area in Oldbridge, just minutes outside of Drogheda, has been sealed off by investigators.
A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí are carrying out searches in the Oldbridge area, Drogheda, Co Louth [yesterday] 29 January 2020. The road was closed during the searches as a safety precaution due to narrowness of same.”
Gardai appealed for information about the teenager’s murder on RTE’s Crimecall. Superintendent Andrew Watters said:
“The death of Keane Mulready-Woods was a very barbaric and inhumane act which involved his murder, the dismemberment of his body, and the disposal of parts of his body in Coolock and Ballybough area of Dublin.”
“Keane was a 17-year-old child who grew up on the south side of Drogheda.”
“We’re appealing for any information in relation to Keane’s movements and a number of scenes.
“I wish to strongly appeal to anyone with any information, particularly those directly involved in this incident, to seriously examine their conscience and come forward with any information they have to help us discover the remaining parts of Keane’s body.”