Man's torso in suitcase is found afloat in a canal
A man whose torso was found in a suitcase in a canal in the Republic was killed due to a personal grudge, gardai believe.
Officers say Dubliner Kenneth O'Brien had no links to crime. But they think he may have fallen foul of someone with a grudge since returning home last month after working in Australia.
Mr O'Brien was identified yesterday after a DNA test.
The mechanic and JCB driver was the father of a little boy, and his family are described as very respectable and hard-working.
He vanished on Friday after telling his family he was heading down the country to do some work. They reported him missing on Saturday evening.
Just hours earlier, two walkers spotted a suitcase floating in the Grand Canal at the village of Ardclough, Co Kildare. They discovered a torso inside and alerted gardai.
One experienced investigator said: "It is rarely that we come across such savagery and we will be looking at people known to us with a history of violence as we sift through possible suspects for this awful crime".