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Family of murdered girl Ana Kriegel in plea to find her killer

Ana Kriegel

The family of tragic Ana Kriegel are "really struggling" but want to repeat a call for anyone with any information about her murder in Dublin to come forward to gardai.

A vigil had been planned for Ms Kriegel (14) yesterday but it was called off as her parents attempt to deal with their grief.

"They're really struggling," Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy, who is a close friend of the family, said.

The family is liaising with gardai regarding organising funeral arrangements. Ms Kriegel's body was found last Thursday in a disused farmhouse off the Clonee Road in west Dublin.

She had been reported missing the previous Monday.

It is believed she was sexually assaulted and died after being beaten over the head with a brick and sticks.

One of those spoken to by gardai - a 13-year-old boy - told them he was attacked by two men near the derelict farmhouse where Ms Kriegel was later murdered.

Gardai are following up the boy's account and trying to track down the two men he says attacked him.

They are also examining blood found on the boy's clothing.

Belfast Telegraph