A murder investigation is expected to be launched following the discovery of the body of a 28-year-old man in a flat in Dublin’s Drumcondra on Saturday night.
ndependent.ie understands the remains discovered by Gardai are those of Sean McCarthy, who has been missing from his home in Popintree since last Tuesday.
It is believed he suffered fatal gunshot wounds.
Gardaí had been conducting an extensive search for him since last Tuesday, including a detailed search of the Royal Canal in Phibsboro on Friday involving the Garda Sub-Aqua unit and the deployment of the Garda helicopter.
It is understood Mr McCarthy has been visiting this area frequently of late.
The search continued yesterday and led Gardai to the Achill Road flat where they made the grim discovery last night.
A suspect in the case has been arrested and is currently being held at Clontarf Garda Station.
Senior sources have revealed the suspect was known to Mr McCarthy and at this time detectives are not looking for anyone else on the case.
Gardaí believe Mr McCarthy was shot dead where his remains were discovered last night.
Gardaí also completed a second scene at Griffith Park where two footbridges were temporarily closed this morning.
They had submitted a missing persons report to Mr McCarthy yesterday afternoon, saying they were “concerned for his well-being and are trying to locate him”.
They described him as approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, of stocky build, with blue eyes and short dark hair.
“Gardaí in Ballymun is investigating all circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a man in his late 20s at Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on Saturday 6 August 2022,” a Garda spokesman said today.
“The deceased was discovered by Gardaí at a flat in Achill Road, Drumcondra on Saturday night. His body remains at the crime scene, which is currently being held for forensic and technical investigations.
“The Office of the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau have been notified and a post mortem is being arranged.
“An area of Griffith Park, Drumcondra, has also been cordoned off as part of the investigation.
“A man in his 30s has been arrested and is currently being held at a Garda station in north Dublin under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007. He can be detained for up to seven days.
“A hold has been established at Ballymun Garda Station and the investigation is ongoing,” the spokesman said.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/garda-probe-launched-after-body-of-28-year-old-man-found-in-dublin-apartment-41895396.html Garda probe launched after the body of a 28-year-old man was found in a Dublin flat