Detectives in Ireland have identified the parts of the human body found in a sports bag and a burned car like those of a missing teenager.
Gardai has promised to bring justice to those behind the assassination of Keane Mulready-Woods, 17, who had not been seen since Sunday night.
The investigation of his whereabouts became a murder investigation after limbs were found in a sports bag outside a housing development in Coolock, north of Dublin, followed by other remains in a burned car in Drumcondra.
Officers then sealed a house in Drogheda, where Keane was from, and the property was declared a crime scene.
Forensic teams remain on the property in Rathmullen Park.
Garda’s deputy commissioner, John Twomey, described the murder as “shocking” and said the force had pledged to fight organized crime, including arrests, convictions and the seizure of weapons, drugs and cash.
According to RTE, the victim had been involved in the drug business and had received threats that he would be kidnapped, killed and dismembered.
In a statement, Gardai said: “This is a brutal and savage attack against a child and is completely unacceptable in any normal democratic society.”
“It is important to remember that Keane was a child, a small child, trying to find his way in life, now he has lost his life and his family has lost his beloved son and brother.”
Keane was last seen in Drogheda by his family around 6 pm on Sunday and detectives are asking for information about their latest known movements.
It was said that the teenager was wearing a navy blue Hugo Boss tracksuit, black Hugo Boss runners with brown soles and black laces, a red / orange Canada Goose jacket and a Gucci baseball cap.
Anyone with information that can help can contact Gardai at Drogheda Garda station at 041 9874200, Garda’s confidential line at 1800 666 111, or Crimestoppers anonymously at 1800 250 025