Gardaí investigating the murder of Stefan Nivelles Posschier from Westmeath have arrested a man they know
r Posschier’s body was found by Gardaí ashore near his home in Rattin near Milltown Pass at 6pm on October 25.
He was believed to have suffered a violent death.
A suspect was arrested this morning on suspicion of the murder of the 65-year-old.
The 20-year-old man is currently being held at Mullingar Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
It is understood Gardaí are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder.
A spokesman said: “Gardaí in Mullingar investigating the death of Stefan Nivelles Posschier, aged 65, arrested a man this morning, Monday 7 November 2022. The man, aged 20, was arrested on suspicion of murder.
“He is currently being held at Mullingar Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. The investigations are ongoing. There is no Garda spokesperson available at this time.”
Mr Posschier’s funeral was held in Co Carlow yesterday morning.
Mr. Posschier, a Belgian citizen, was a psychic, medium and shamanic healer before his death.
Sources say Mr Posschier may have been afraid of his killer because of his “erratic behavior” in the days leading up to his assassination.
Gardaí are working on the theory that the suspect was “caught” after getting into an argument with the victim.
And after the murder, gardaí found the prime suspect hiding under a duvet as he crouched in the bedroom of a woman related to him.
He is suspected of having wrapped the victim’s remains in a tarp the previous day and attempted to bury them in a garden on the property where the body was found.
The suspect is believed to have then fled the scene and traveled to a relative in the southeast of the country, where he spoke to them about the murder before the alarm went off.
The suspect appeared in court last week on charges.
At a brief hearing in Dublin last Tuesday, he was remanded to Cloverhill Prison on separate charges relating to threats.
He was present at the adjourned hearing after being brought to court from West Dublin Jail, where he had been held on an outstanding warrant since his first remand on Wednesday 26 October.
https://www.independent.ie/news/gardai-arrest-man-20-known-to-murdered-westmeath-based-psychic-stefan-posschier-42125265.html Gardaí arrest man (20) known to have murdered Westmeath resident psychic Stefan Posschier