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Detectives hunting the brutal killers of Anastasia Kriegel believe she was murdered after a vicious sex attack and that DNA samples from her body will nail them.
Forensic gardai also took large quantities of debris from the scene and believe that the 14-year-old schoolgirl was beaten to death with sticks, bricks, blocks and rocks.
In a disturbing development last night, officers are examining whether a group of teenagers was responsible for the barbaric killing
The abadoned farmhouse where Ana’s remains were found
Officers hope an expected treasure trove of DNA from the makeshift weapons used to kill Ana will identify the killers.
Sources have revealed that a post mortem by Professor Marie Cassidy found that she died from repeated blows with blunt force objects.
She was murdered on Monday, a short time after she left her home in Leixlip, Co Kildare, for the last time.
We have learned:
-A teenage boy called to Ana’s house on Monday and asked her to come to St Catherine’s Park in Lucan, Dublin;
The last two people in the park were two 13-year-old boys and they have been helping gardai piece together her last movements; they have not yet been directly linked to the murder;
Gardai believe she knew her killer and are confident that DNA and forensic examinations will catch the attackers;
Ana was prolific on social media and had made a number of videos on youtube in which a number of men left suggestive comments on the videos;
-When she vanished her frantic family made several attempts to contact her by phone;
Her disappearance was so out of character that immediately gardai feared the worst.
Ana’s body was found on Thursday afternoon in a derelict shed three days after she vanished.
Gardai had used phone tracking technology to find out where her mobile ‘phone was last used – and it helped them narrow down the search area.