RTE reports that Gardaí have confirmed human remains found in Dublin this are those of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods.
The teenager went missing from his home in Co Louth on Sunday.
Last night, senior investigators at Drogheda Garda Station confirmed that the remains discovered on a road in Coolock are those of the teenager.
According to RTE, Gardaí believe that the murder is related to the ongoing feud between two Drogheda criminal gangs.
Speaking yesterday evening, Deputy Garda Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said:
“An Garda Síochána is determined to bring those behind this shocking crime to justice.”
Gardaí are searching for the clothes Keane was wearing and have issued photographs of a similar coat, cap, hoodie and tracksuit bottoms.
The clothing includes a red Canada Goose puffer jacket, a Hugo Boss tracksuit and a Gucci cap.
Gardaí also believe that human remains found in a burning stolen car in Ballybough yesterday morning are those of Keane’s, however they are awaiting DNA confirmation.
The feud, which began over two years ago, has now escalated to an extreme level of violence and cost three lives including the life of a child.
Anyone with information should contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041-9874200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111, Crime Stoppers 1800-250-025 or any garda station.