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Gardai probing body in suitcase murder ask public to “check properties for anything unusual”

The gardai sub-aqua unit at the grand canal on Monday
The gardai sub-aqua unit at the grand canal on Monday

Gardaí investigating the murder of Kenneth O’Brien have again asked people returning to their property or premises to check to see if there was anything unusual.

Investigating officers at Leixlip Garda Station made a further appeal to the public for information on Monday afternoon - asking people to check if a room or equipment had been disturbed or their premises in anyway different than when they left.

On Sunday gardaí recovered items that may be linked to the investigation of the murder of Mr O'Brien (33), whose partial remains were discovered on January 16 in the Grand Canal near Ardclough, Co Kildare.

Further items were discovered on Monday at Sallins, County Kildare by the Garda Water Unit.

Gardaí continue to seek witnesses and wish to speak to anyone who was in or around the Grand Canal near Ardclough on January 15 and 16 to contact them.

Speaking at Leixlip Garda Station, Superintendent Gerry Wall appealed for “witnesses or anyone with information – particularly those who may have utilised the five-kilometre walk along the Grand Canal at Sallins, County Kildare, encompassing the old Odlums mill, on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th January 2016 or on any date thereafter, to contact them at Leixlip Garda Station, 01 666 7800, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station”.

Gardaí are also keen to speak to anyone who may had any contact with Mr O’Brien since the early hours of Friday morning when he left Lealand Road, Clondalkin.