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Gardai treating death of girl (14) as 'suspicious'


Anastasia Kriegel (14) was last seen on Monday.

Anastasia Kriegel (14) was last seen on Monday.

Anastasia Kriegel (14) was last seen on Monday.

Gardai are treating the death of a 14-year-old girl as suspicious after her body was found in Lucan this afternoon.

Anastasia Kriegel (14) was last seen at St Catherine's Park, Lucan at 5.30pm on Monday.

Gardai believe the body found in Lucan at approximately 1pm on Thursday is that of missing Anastasia.

Gardai are awaiting on the results of a post mortem, but believe the death is suspicious.

The body was found in a disused farmhouse on the Clonee Road, which backs onto St Catherine's Park.

"Gardaí at Lucan Co Dublin are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a female on the Clonee Rd, Lucan at approximately 1pm this afternoon, Thursday May 17th 2018," a garda spokesman said.

"The scene is currently preserved pending a full Garda technical examination and the body remains at the scene."

A number of Gardai are currently examining the grounds of the disused farmhouse.

Members of the Garda technical bureau arrived at the premises, located beside St Catherine’s Park, at around 3pm this afternoon.

A cordon remains in place at the farmhouse and an adjacent disused property as Gardai continue their inquiries into the discovery.

Other officers involved in the search, including the Garda Water Unit, have left the scene in the last hour.

Anastasia is described as being 5'8" in height, with black shoulder length hair, sallow skin and slim build and was last seen wearing a black hoodie with white writing on it, black bottoms and black runners.

She is a first year student at Confey College in Leixlip.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lucan Garda Station at (01) 666 7300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-66-111 or any Garda Station.