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Gardai to launch murder investigation following body discovery

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Silvestras Stoskus
Silvestras Stoskus

Gardai to launch a murder investigation after the body of a 20-year-old Lithuanian man found in field.

Silvestras Stoskus' naked corpse was discovered face down in a puddle in Cornamucklage, Co Westmeath, yesterday.

Reports indicate that Mr Stoskus had been the victim of a brutal beating just minutes from his home in Kinnegad.

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

The body has been removed to Naas General Hospital where Dr Marie Cassidy is set to perform the postmortem.

Mr Stoskus had been missing from his home since the 8th of March.