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Ireland Dublin murder victim found in burning car named as convicted criminal Wayne Whelan

09:35  21 november  2019
09:35  21 november  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Gardai seeking movement of Toyota car after man's body found in burning car in Lucan, west Dublin

  Gardai seeking movement of Toyota car after man's body found in burning car in Lucan, west Dublin Gardai seeking movement of Toyota car after man's body found in burning car in Lucan, west DublinThe body of the victim, who hasn't been identified yet, has now been removed from the scene in Lucan, west Dublin.

Whelan 's body was found after firefighters extinguished the flames from the car . He miraculously survived a hit earlier this year when he was blasted After extinguishing the blaze, firefighters made the grim find of the victim ’s body in the passenger side of the car . Officers have also established that

Wayne Whelan , a criminal in his 40s who lived in the west Dublin area, had been reported missing by his partner on Monday. The official identification process has become protracted because the body was so badly burned but it is understood Whelan is the same man whose remains were found in the car .

a hand holding a blue umbrella: The scene in Mount Andrew Court near Lucan where gardai discovered the body of a man in a burning car (Photo: Conor Feehan) The scene in Mount Andrew Court near Lucan where gardai discovered the body of a man in a burning car (Photo: Conor Feehan) A 42-year-old criminal from west Dublin is the country’s latest murder victim.

DNA tests have confirmed that Wayne Whelan was the man shot in the head on Monday night before his body was left in a burning car in Lucan.

Because of the fire, investigators had to take DNA samples to positively identify the remains.

Whelan - who had been living in the Lucan area for some years, but was originally from Clondalkin - was aware his life was under threat and had survived a murder attempt earlier this year.

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Gardaí are treating as murder the death of a man whose body was found in a burning car in Lucan in Co Dublin last night. The victim appears to have sustained a head wound and gardaí suspect he may have been shot. Detectives believe it is likely the victim got into the car with a person or people

The victim was discovered in a burning vehicle on Monday evening. THE REMAINS OF a man found dead in a vehicle in Dublin earlier this week have been confirmed as those of missing man Wayne Whelan .

a person posing for the camera: Wayne Whelan Wayne Whelan He was involved in the drugs trade and had links to a number of major criminals based in Clondalkin.

Detectives are investigating a link between Monday night’s murder and that of two associates of Whelan.

In March, money-launderer David ‘Chen’ Lynch (40) was shot dead outside his home in Foxdene, Clondalkin. He was a close associate of Whelan and was a groomsman at his wedding.

A third murder, the shooting of Mark ‘Guinea Pig’ Desmond in December 2016, is also being looked at as a motive for this week’s killing. Whelan was an associate of Desmond, but the two men fell out and Whelan was later questioned in relation to that killing.

Sources said that Whelan, and possibly David Lynch, being murdered in retaliation for Desmond’s murder could not be ruled out.

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The man's body was found in the burning car on Monday night. The gun used was not left in the car and has not been recovered. Gardaí suspect the victim is a well-known west Dublin criminal who has not been seen for the past two days and has been reported missing by his family.

The man found shot dead in a burning car in Co Dublin has been identified by gardaí as Wayne Whelan . He was shot dead before the car he was Gardaí are trying to track the movements of a car used by gangsters to murder a rival drug dealer. The victim ’s body was found inside a burning car

Gardaí believe Whelan was lured to his death by somebody he trusted before being shot in the passenger seat of the car.

He suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The firearm used has not yet been recovered.

Yesterday, Supt Paul Dolan appealed for information.

“The car itself was a navy Toyota car, registration number 05-CW-2225. This vehicle was sold on the 13 of November. Today I’m appealing for any person who has seen this car, or knows of its whereabouts since the 13 of November to contact investigating gardaí,” he said.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Cordon: Officers surround the scene of the fire as the burned-out car is hoisted on to a trailer Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin © Colin Keegan, Collins Agency, Dublin Cordon: Officers surround the scene of the fire as the burned-out car is hoisted on to a trailer Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin “I’m appealing to any person in Mount Andrew estate who has seen this vehicle, or has seen anything suspicious in and around the time of this incident on Monday night the 18. This was the night of the Ireland Denmark soccer match as you are aware.”

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A man whose body was found in a burning car in Lucan, Co Dublin on Monday evening had been shot dead before being set alight, gardaí said on Wednesday. The remains of the man were so badly burned DNA testing and dental records will be required to identify him. Superintendent Paul Dolan of

Whelan ’s body was discovered in a burnt out car at Mount Andrew Court, Lucan, on Monday Officers attached to national units believe that Whelan was killed after being lured to the quiet estate The victim is believed to be involved in a number of feuds in Dublin . Officers are now investigating

Earlier this week a source told Independent.ie the victim had not been seen since the attempt on his life.

“The man has not been sighted since the incident and was under severe threat.

“Early indications are that he was sitting in the vehicle when he was shot dead and may have been meeting someone he trusted before he was double-crossed,” the source said.

One neighbour in the Mount Andrew estate told Independent.ie that he first heard a car horn beeping for a few minutes, and when he looked out he saw a vehicle on the roadway close to where the Toyota was later found to be on fire.

“Thinking back, it was like the driver was beeping the horn trying to draw attention to the fact that the parked car was on fire and they wanted to raise the alarm,” he said.

“Then, a few minutes later, I looked out the back and I could see the flames from the burning car.”

Another local said they saw a taxi parked close to the scene, adding that the driver seemed to be sounding the horn to raise the alarm. “Our car was parked close to the burning one, so we ran over and moved it,” they said.

“We saw the other car in a ball of flames. It’s terrible.”

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