Gardai searching for a teenage girl missing from her north Kildare home today located a body in a disused building.
Anastasia Kriegel (14) was last seen at St Catherine's Park between Leixlip and Lucan at 5.30pm on Monday.
However Gardai said they found a body in Lucan at approximately 1pm today.
There has been no confirmed identification.
The body was found in a disused farmhouse on the Clonee Road, which backs onto St Catherine's Park.
The Park spans 200 acres of woods and fields across the Kildare/Dublin border.
The Garda Technical Bureau is carrying an investigation and the State Pathologist has been informed.
Supt John Gordon, of Lucan Garda Station said:
"Gardai today at approximately 1pm were conducting a search in relation to missing Anastasia Kriegel, also known as Ana, when during the course of that search at 1pm they discovered a body at a vacant farmhouse here on the Clonee Road in Lucan.
"We believe the body to be that of Ana Kriegel. We are at this time treating the death as suspicious.
"We have an incident room set up, we have the technical bureau on site. Dr Marie Cassidy will be attending the scene and we are conducting searches as we speak," Supt Gordon said.
The senior officer appealed for members of the public, who were near St Catherine's Park or the Clonee Road at 5pm on Monday to contact investigating officers at Lucan garda station.
"At this time we are following a number of lines of inquiry. We have not established any actual fact in that. We have established a number of routes from here to the house which is why we're extending out onto the road as well.
"As you can imagine at this time (her family) are receiving a lot of support from An Garda Siochana but they are extremely distressed and they are also looking for the public assistance, and privacy at his time as well.
"They have another child in that house as well so they have to be very careful around that," Supt Gordon added.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Lucan Garda Station at (01) 666 7300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-66-111 or any Garda Station.
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