'Unbearable grief and pain': Frankie Dunne's daughter wants murderer brought to justice

'Unbearable grief and pain': Frankie Dunne's daughter wants murderer brought to justice
Sixty-four-year-old Francis 'Frankie' Dunne who was found murdered on December 28.

Coping with unbearable grief and pain is how the daughter of Frankie Dunne has described the mourning of her father who was found decapitated and partially dismembered at an abandoned house on December 28.

Speaking to Virgin Media news, Catherine Dunne said “My dad was taken so suddenly and so shockingly.

"The grief and pain is unbearable. I hope the person responsible is caught and justice is served for such a horrific crime. As a family, we are absolutely heartbroken. It's like a bad nightmare that doesn't end."

Francis, 64, was found headless and missing his arms at Castlegreina House on Boreenmanna road by a neighbour looking for their cat in the days after Christmas.

Francis Dunne
Francis Dunne

Detectives investigating the murder are looking to speak to an Eastern European man who left the country two days after the body was found.

Gardaí are liaising with Interpol in relation to this person, who they say they wish to speak to, but a European Arrest Warrant has not yet been issued.

The investigating team looking after the murder investigation are keeping an open mind in relation to the crime, following up to 300 lines of inquiry.

A number of items of clothing, found at Castlegreina House, have also been sent for forensic examination.

It is believed, Gardaí may be looking at a possible link between the case and a robbery that took place 24 hours after the body was discovered.

Approximately €1,000 in cash was stolen during a break-in 24 hours after Mr Dunne's body was discovered at the person of interests place of work, it is reported by Virgin Media.

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