The body of a 14 year old school girl was found in an derelict farmhouse near Lucan Co. Dublin yesterday.
As originally reported by the Irish Mirror, Anastasia Kriegel was found beaten to death and naked in the abandoned building.
She was last seen in St Catherine's Park near Lucan at 5.30pm on Monday evening.
A source told the publication: "This is the most horrific end to a search – her body was found naked – she had sustained a horrific beating."
“There are also concerns that she may have been subject to a sexual assault but that will be confirmed following a post mortem.
“The investigators are establishing who saw her last and then gathering CCTV and other forensics to determine this. A number of people have already been spoken to in relation to her disappearance and hopefully they may hold the clue – especially the person she was in the park with.”
It is reported that the Gardaí believe she was in the company of someone she knew in the park before she was murdered.
It is also believed that the murder took place in the disused farmhouse.
Superintendent John Gordan, who is leading the investigation, appealed for help from the public at a public press briefing.
"Ana was 14 years of age, a first-year student at Confey Secondary School in Leixlip [Kildare]. She was a particularly striking girl, quite tall for her age. She was well known in the locality because of that. She was well known in the school and the community.
“We believe at the time she may not have been alone but at that stage it is part of the investigation.”
The Superintendent added,“we have an incident room set up, we have the technical bureau on site and Professor Marie Cassidy will be attending the scene."
“We are appealing to anyone that was in Saint Catherine’s Park from 5pm on the Clonee Road on Monday May 14th, to contact the Garda incident room at Lucan on 01 6667300."
“The Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or indeed if they contact any Garda station to pass on any information they might have."