Man released in Keane Mulready Woods investigation

Teenager was killed in January and his body parts left in areas of Dublin

Keane Mulready-Woods (17). His remais were found in two portions in north Dublin in the days following his disappearance.

Keane Mulready-Woods (17). His remais were found in two portions in north Dublin in the days following his disappearance.

 

One of the men arrested in connection with the murder of Keane Mulready Woods has been released from Balbriggan Garda station.

A file will now be prepared and forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions. A second man remains in custody at Drogheda Garda station in relation to the investigation.

Woods was last seen alive by his family on the evening of Sunday, January 12th. Gardaí believe he was murdered, probably by stabbing to the torso, and probably tortured almost immediately after he was last seen alive by his family.

Late the following night, Monday, January 13th, his limbs were found in a bag dumped on a pavement in Coolock, north Dublin. And in the early hours of Wednesday, January 15th, his hands, feet and head were found in a stolen car that was on fire in a laneway in Dublin’s north inner city.

The 17-year-old was aligned to one of two drug gangs based mainly in Drogheda who have been involved in a bitter feud for about two years. Mulready-Woods, who had convictions for threatening and intimidating people in Drogheda, was the third person to die in the feud.

Gardaí suspect the teenager’s body parts were to be dumped outside the homes of leaders of the Drogheda crime gang the teenager was aligned with as a warning to them.

Gardaí also suspect that plan was abandoned because those transporting the body parts came close to encountering gardaí at or near the locations where they intended to leave them.