Gardaí confirm partial human remains found in burnt out vehicle in Dublin are those of Keane Mulready-Woods
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has vowed to bring the teenager's killers to justice.
Gardaí have confirmed that DNA tests on partial body remains discovered in Drumcondra in Dublin on Wednesday are those of murdered teenager Keane Mulready-Woods.
The 17-year-old was least seen around at around 6pm by his family in Drogheda on Sunday evening.
Gardaí responded to a call on Monday evening, 13 January, reporting that human remains had been discovered in a bag in Coolock, Dublin.
On Wednesday evening, 15 January, senior investigators at Drogheda Garda Station disclosed that the remains were those of the missing teenager.
Other remains were found in a burnt out vehicle on Trinity Terrace off Clonliffe Avenue in Drumcondra in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
On Friday evening, 17 January, Gardaí investigating the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods announced that they had received confirmation from Forensic Science Ireland that these remains are those of Mulready-Woods.
His family have been informed.
Gardaí have renewed their appeal for witnesses in relation to this investigation.
At the time of Mulready-Woods' disappearance, he was wearing a navy Hugo Boss tracksuit, black Hugo Boss runners (brown sole, black laces), a red/orange Canada Goose jacket and a Gucci baseball cap.
These items of clothing have not been recovered and Gardaí are looking to speak to anyone who may have an idea of their whereabouts.
Investigating Gardaí from Mountjoy Garda Station are also seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the movements of the blue Volvo V40 SE LUX 1.4 vehicle which was recovered partially burnt out on Wednesday.
Additionally, Gardaí are appealing for any person with information or any road user with video footage who may have been in or passed through the Ballybough Road, Clonliffe Road, Poplar Row, Luke Kelly Bridge location between midnight on Tuesday and 2am on Wednesday.
Addressing the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods in Drogheda on Friday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar vowed to bring the teenager's killers to justice.
"I really want to say to people across the country and also to the people here in Drogheda that crime doesn't pay, that we will get these people behind bars and make this town safe again," Varadkar said.
"And I really want to encourage anyone who has evidence or information to please come forward because to get people into the Special Criminal Court, to get them convicted, we need evidence.
"The Gardaí need information and people who bring that information forward or agree to become witnesses will be protected."
‘We will get these people behind bars and make this town safe again.’
Leo Varadkar has promised the people of Drogheda that those who murdered teenager, Keane Mulready-Woods will be brought to justice pic.twitter.com/rSFS3wzyF4
— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) January 17, 2020