A murder investigation opened after a 65-year-old “vulnerable” man was found dead in his Balbriggan home yesterday.
Christopher Hall lived alone at Dun Saithne Green and his body was discovered on the first floor of his home.
Superintendent Paul Franey of the Balbriggan Garda Station said Christopher was found “with apparently significant head and upper body injuries” and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Superintendent Franey said tonight, “Christopher lived alone in the house, he was a quiet, reticent man and vulnerable to illness.
“I’ve opened a murder investigation into the death of Christopher, I’ve appointed a senior investigator, and a mission has been set up here at Balbriggan Garda Railway Station.”
The scene at the house has remained cordoned off to this day and “is subject to ongoing technical testing by the Garda technical office”.
Superintendent Franey also confirmed that an autopsy had started this afternoon, saying, “The results of the autopsy will help guide this criminal investigation.”
He appealed to anyone visiting Dun Saithne Green, Dun Saithne Crescent or the wider Dun Saithne area between Tuesday, March 23rd.
He also appealed to residents or people with cars parked in the Dun Saithne area who may have CCTV or dashcam footage to show that footage.
And anyone with information about the murder of Christopher Hall should contact Investigating Gardaí at Balbriggan Garda Station 01-6664500, Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
Superintendent Franey also asked that the family’s privacy be respected.
He said: “The Christophers family has been provided with a family liaison officer and An Garda Síochána will continue to keep the family informed. I am currently appealing for family privacy.
“An Garda Síochána will continue to work closely with the community in the Dun Saithne area in the coming days to come to terms with the violent death of their friend and neighbor Christopher.”
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