Appeal for help as remains identified

by Ian Begley
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Gardai have identified the man whose dismembered remains were found in the Grand Canal, Celbridge and have issued a further appeal for anyone with information to come forward.
Kenneth O’Brien, aged 33, is said to have left his home on Lealand Road, Clondalkin in the early hours of Friday, January 15.
It is understood he told his family that he was working down the country for the day.
At a briefing at Leixlip Garda Station on Tuesday, Superintendent Gerald Ward described O’Brien as a father of one who had worked as a JCB driver and recently returned from Australia.
His dismembered remains were discovered on the afternoon of Saturday, January 16 in a suitcase that had been dumped in the canal, close to the village of Ardclough, Celbridge.
Investigating gardai are asking anyone who was near the canal last Friday or Saturday to come forward with information.
Superintendent Wall also issued an appeal for people who returned to their property or work premises after the weekend break to check for anything unusual. This could include small changes to a room, or equipment that might have been moved.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room in Leixlip Garda Station on 01-666 7800.

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