Girl, 14, found dead ‘viciously assaulted’ and ‘without clothing’

Body of schoolgirl, 14, is found ‘viciously assaulted’ and ‘without clothing’ in an abandoned farmhouse near Dublin after going missing three days earlier

  • Anastasia Kriegel  was last seen on Monday in St Catherine’s Park in west Dublin
  • 14-year-old attended co-ed Confey secondary school in Leixlip, County Kildare
  • Kriegel’s body was found at 1pm in a disused farmhouse in Clonee Road in Lucan

Anastasia Kriegel, 14 (pictured), was found dead today in Clonee Road in Lucan three days after going missing

A teenage girl has been found dead in an abandoned farmhouse three days after she went missing – amid claims she had been viciously assaulted.

Anastasia Kriegel, 14, was last seen in St Catherine’s Park in Lucan, west Dublin, at 5.30pm on Monday.

She disappeared, sparking a desperate and extensive police search, reports the Mirror.

Kriegel’s body was found at 1pm today in a disused farmhouse in Clonee Road in Lucan.

The Irish Independent reported the young girl appeared to have been the victim of a vicious assault.

Her death is being treated as suspicious and there are reports she was found without clothing.

The girl’s family are ‘extremely distressed’, police say.

Kriegel was a first year student in Confey secondary school, a co-ed Community College in Leixlip, County Kildare.

Superintendent John Gordon said: ‘We are at this time treating the death as suspicious.

The schoolgirl appeared to be the victim of a vicious assault and was without clothes, the Irish Independent reported

Gardai sealed off the scene at a derelict house and farmyard (pictured) on the Clonee Road where the girl’s body was found this afternoon

He added: ‘[Her family] are receiving a lot of support from An Garda Siochana but they are extremely distressed.

‘They also want the public’s assistance and privacy as well as they have another child in the house so we have to be careful around that.’

Police have asked for anyone who was in St Catherine’s Park from 5pm onwards on Monday or the Clonee Road area to come forward.

During a press conference at the park Superintendent Gordon said: ‘We are particularly interested in people on the Clonee Road or here who may have dash cam footage or may have just witnessed Ana in the park.’

One local who wished not to be named said it was ‘awful to hear something so horrible has happened’

Police searched the boarded up farmhouse (pictured) as part of an extensive search

He told reporters that local police do not believe residents need to take extra precautions in the wake of the attack.

One resident, who lives close to St Catherine’s Park, spoke of their shock at the news the girl’s body had been found.

They said: ‘[Police] were giving out leaflets here the other day looking for her. I’m shocked, it’s awful to hear something so horrible has happened.

‘It’s quiet here and it’s a popular park, we’re not sure how this could have happened.’

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