Boy (13) charged with the murder of Anastasia Kriegel

The 14-year-old was found dead in Dublin over a week ago

Boy (13) charged with the murder of Anastasia Kriegel

Undated file photo of Anastasia Kriegel

Updated: 19.15

A 13-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with the murder of Anastasia Kriegel in Dublin.

The body of the 14-year-old schoolgirl was discovered in Lucan last week - three days after she went missing.

Ana Kriegel was last seen at St Catherine's Park on Monday May 14th last week.

Just hours later her parents reported her missing and, following an extensive search, her body was discovered at a derelict building in Lucan last Thursday.

A 13-year old-boy - who cannot be named for legal reasons - has appeared before a special sitting of the Children's Court.

He limped into the courtroom, dressed in a black jumper and blue jeans - his parents and grandfather were present.

Ana Kriegel

He was charged with the murder of the schoolgirl at Glenwood House, Laraghcon on the Clonee Road in Lucan on May 14th.

Inspector Mark O'Neill gave evidence of arrest charge and caution at Clondalkin garda station this afternoon - the boy made no reply.

Judge John O'Connor also warned the media and the public that if the child's name, home, school or photo were reproduced on social media those responsible will be liable to prosecution.

He granted him free legal aid and remanded him in custody to Oberstown Children's Detention Centre in north County Dublin to appear in court again next Friday.

A second teenage boy arrested in connection with the investigation has been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Meanwhile a fundraising page set up to help her family has raised more than €7,000.