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“The victim, who had been sleeping rough in the area, suffered horrific head injuries from a sustained attack with a blunt weapon but was still alive when the blaze was started,” a source told the Herald.
The victim has not yet been positively identified but investigators a rayban re satisfied that he is a 37 year old former truck driver from Tallaght who was sleeping rough in the park by choice.
He also had previously lived at addresses in Lucan and Finglas. G rayban ardai arrested a 27 year old suspect for the attack in the Camden Street area of the south city yesterday and the 20 year old was picked up in the Marlborough Street area this morning.
However, the 20 year old is not believed to have been involved in the attack but was present when it occurred along with a juvenile female.
Officers have spoken to the teenage girl after she presented voluntarily for questioning.
Both men detained had their movements monitored by detectives for hours before they decided to swoop both suspects had “hung around with” the victim for several weeks before his grue rayban some murder.
Gardai believe that while three people was present druing the savage attack only one person was responsible.
The victim was savagely beaten over the head with an implement.
Results of a post mortem by State Pathologist Marie Cassidy suggest his skull was cracked during a sustained assault.
She rayban also reported that he did not appear to be somebody who was a typical member of the homeless community.
Garda investigations have established that the victim may have chosen to be homeless.
DNA and dental records will be used to make a definitive identification. Gardai have actively canvassed members of the homeless community over the weekend to identify both the victim and the suspect.
The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, said yesterday he was horrified by the murder.
In his homily at the Church of St Andrew in Westland Row, Dr Martin said: “Like you, I am horrified by the news of someone being burnt alive in the Phoenix Park.
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