Murder investigation launched into death of 18-year-old in Louth

The man's body was found in a field near Dunleer yesterday morning

Murder investigation launched into death of 18-year-old in Louth

garda

Gardaí are investigating the murder of a man in County Louth.

The 18-year-old’s body was discovered yesterday morning in a field near Dunleer.

Investigators launched a murder investigation last night after a post mortem examination revealed he died in violent circumstances.

Further details of the post-mortem report are not being published for operational reasons.

Deputy Lord Mayor of Drogheda Richard Culhane says there is a deep sense of shock in the area.

“The local community in Dunleer are very shocked at the discovery of this young man’s body in the area called Shamrock Hill,” he said.

“Dunleer is a very quiet, beautiful area; lovely people – there are very few serious incidents that occur in that area.

“The locals are highly, highly shocked by what has happened.”

Gardaí are appealing for information and want to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Shamrock Hill, Dunleer between 4pm on Friday and 8:30am on Saturday.

An incident room has been set up in Drogheda Garda Station.

No arrests have been made.