Information released following discovery of body in burning car in Lucan 9 months ago

Information released following discovery of body in burning car in Lucan

Gardaí are still appealing for witnesses following the incident.

Gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Lucan have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses following a post-mortem that confirmed the man died from a number of gunshots prior to the car being set alight.

Gardaí attended the scene of a car on fire at Mount Andrew Court, Lucan at approximately 7.50pm on Monday 18 November. Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and extinguished the fire.

The vehicle in question was sold on Wednesday 13 November and Gardaí are seeking information in relation to its movements from that date forward.

The car was a navy Toyota Corolla, with the registration number 05-CW-2225.

The body of a man was discovered in the front passenger seat of this vehicle.

His body was removed to the State Morgue, Whitehall where a post mortem examination was conducted by Dr Heide Okker, locum State Pathologist.

At a Press Briefing held at Lucan Garda Station earlier on Wednesday, Superintendent Paul Dolan said:

"I am appealing for any person who has seen this car or knows of its whereabouts since the 13th November to contact investigating Gardaí.

"I am also appealing to any person in Mount Andrew Estate who saw this car or to any person who witnessed or has dash-cam footage in relation to the incident on Monday night.

"To help assist people in their recollection, the Ireland v Denmark international soccer match was taking place at the time."

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to the public for information and can be contacted at Lucan Garda Station 01-6667300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.