Man arrested in probe into murder of Keane Mulready-Woods in Drogheda, Co Louth
Three other men arrested as part of the investigation have since been released without charge
- 15:50, 8 MAY 2021
Locals in Drogheda react to the gruesome murder of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods
A man has been arrested as part of the probe into the murder of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods last year.
Keane, 17, was brutally tortured, murdered and dismembered after he was abducted in the Ballsgrove area of Co Louth in a brutal killing that horrified the nation last January.
Parts of Keane’s body were found by a group of teenagers inside a black sports bag thrown from a car at Moatview Drive in Darndale, Dublin.
Two days later, his severed head was found in a burning car on Trinity Terrace just off Clonliffe Road in Drumcondra.
Slain hitman Robbie Lawlor was one of the prime suspects in the gruesome death.
The boy could not be named in reports for the last several months due to an interpretation of the Children’s Act which meant child victims of crime could not be identified. The law has since been amended.
The man arrested today is being detained at a Dublin Garda station, gardai said.
Three other men arrested as part of the investigation have since been released without charge.
A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardai have arrested a man in his late 20s as part of the ongoing investigation into the murder of a male juvenile in January 2020.
“The man is currently being detained at a Dublin Garda Station under Section 42 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1999.