Murder investigation launched following death of man in Letterkenny

Seamus McKinney

GARDAÍ in Donegal have appealed to people in a Letterkenny housing estate to help find a weapon used to murder a Polish man living in the town.

Sebastian Adamowicz (36) died at Letterkenny University Hospital on Friday following an incident at the house where he lived in Sylvian Park last Wednesday.

It was initially believed Mr Adamowicz, who moved to the Republic more than three years ago, sustained head injuries in a fall.

However, following a post mortem examination a murder investigation was launched.

Police have appealed to people living in the Gortlee area of Letterkenny to search around their homes as the weapon used in the murder may have been left there.

“It is clear that a weapon was used, of substantial size. We have searched the house and we have searched the surrounding area from Sylvian Park. I would appeal to the residents of Sylvian Park to check their back gardens, to check their hedgerow. If there's any implement that shouldn't be there, that's foreign to the area that wasn't there last week, I'd ask them not to touch the item but to contact the incident room,” detective inspector Pat O'Donnell said.

The garda officer said the victim's distraught parents had travelled to Donegal in the wake of developments and were desperate to find out what happened their son.

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