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Gardai appeal to the public for assistance in murder case

Appeal: The body of Silverstras Stoskus was discovered in a field yesterday
Appeal: The body of Silverstras Stoskus was discovered in a field yesterday

Gardai are appealing to the public for their assistance in tracing the final movements of a young man who was found dead yesterday in a field.

The body of Silvestras Stoskus (20) was discovered by a passer-by in a field close to the Kildare-Meath border. His naked corpse was found face down in a puddle in Cornamucklage, near Broadford. 

It was apparent to Gardai the young man had met a violent death, and a murder investigation has subsequently been launched. 

Gardai say they are looking to establish his final movements and have issued an appeal to the public. 

The 20-year-old was reported missing from Kinnegad - around 10km away from where the body was found – more than ten days ago. 

Gardai issued a missing persons press release saying they were 'concerned' for the young man's welfare after he went vanished. 

Stoskus was last seen leaving his home from his house at Bun Daire in Kinnegad at approximately 3pm on Sunday 8th March.

He was described as being 5’ 11” in height, of thin build with short brown hair. When last seen, he had been wearing a dark grey jumper and black trousers.

Gardai in Leixlip are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have seen or spoken to Silvestras Stoskus between the 8th of March and the 18th of March.

They are also appealing for anybody who may have seen suspicious activity between those dates at either Bun Daire, Kinnegad or Broadford to contact them on 01 6667800 the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

A large area of the field was last night sealed off as garda forensic teams swept the field looking for evidence. 

The man's body was removed to Naas General Hospital where Dr Marie Cassidy today performed a post-mortem examination. Gardai are not releasing details of the examination "for operational reasons."