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Gardaí renew appeal on murder of Kinnegad man

Wednesday, 11th April, 2018 12:00pm

Gardaí renew appeal on murder of Kinnegad man

Silvestras Stoskus.

A fresh appeal for information surrounding the murder of 20-year-old Silvestras ‘Twiggy’ Stoskus from Kinnegad, has been launched by gardaí.

The popular young man, who lived with his family at the Bun Daire estate in Kinnegad, was found dead in the Broadford area of Kildare on March 18, 2015, some 10 days after he left the family home.

Despite repeated appeals over the last three years and a thorough garda investigation and the offer of a Crimestoppers reward, to date nobody has been charged in connection with Silvestras’ death, though a number of arrests have been made.

The death of Silvestras Stoskus was highlighted on a recent ‘Crimecall’ programme when Garda Superintendent Gerry Wall, from Leixlip Garda Station, told presenter Sharon Ní Bheoláin that the investigation is ongoing.

Investigating officers are convinced that people living in the wider Kinnegad area are in possession of vital information that is vital in solving this brutal murder. They are hoping that with the passage of time, these people might feel more able to speak with gardaí in confidence so that the Stoskus family can find some closure into the death of their son.
The efforts of the gardaí have been relentless since ‘Twiggy’s’ body was found by a farmer on his land near Broadford.
Hundreds of lines of enquiry were pursued and gardaí from Kinnegad, Mullingar and Leixlip carried out door-to-door enquiries in a bid to trace the final movements of the deceased and access any clues as to the perpetrators of this horrendous crime.
In the wake of ‘Twiggy’s’ death, his friends rallied around his parents, Vilma and Linus, and his young sister, offering them support and comfort, and erected a memorial seat and planted area close to his home, in his honour.
In the early stages of the investigation, detectives arrested six people, three men and three women who were released without charge, following questioning. Then in July of last year, three men, aged 32, 35 and 46, were detained but they were also released without charge, with officers saying files were being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
However, for now, the efforts to solve the mystery surrounding the death of Silvestras ‘Twiggy’ Stoskus, will continue and people who have even the smallest piece of information, relating to the case are asked to contact the gardaí at Leixlip, the Garda Confidential Line or any garda station.

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