Man found in Phoenix Park died of ‘blunt force trauma’
Inquest opens into homeless man whose burned remains found near Wellington Monument
Members of the gardaí at the scene in the Phoenix Park, by the Wellington Monument where the body of a man was found burned. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times
A homeless man whose burned remains were found in the Phoenix Park, died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, his inquest has heard.
Twenty-seven-year-old Ciarán Moran of Camden Hall, Camden Street in Dublin city centre is currently before the courts charged with his murder.
At the opening of the inquest at Dublin Coroner’s Court, Detective Inspector Colm Murphy requested an open-ended adjournment until criminal proceedings have been completed.
The inquest heard that Mr Donnelly’s identity was confirmed using DNA sampling by Dr Hilary Clarke, a forensic scientist at the state laboratory.
Dr Farrell adjourned the inquest without a date pending completion of criminal proceedings.