Garda launch Letterkenny murder inquiry – dead man was victim of brutal attack

Bogdan Michalkiawicz

Gardai have confirmed that a murder investigation has been launched into the death of a man in Letterkenny.

At a press conference , Gardai said Polish national  Bogdan Michalkiewicz suffered horrific injuries in a brutal attack but have not confirmed how he died.

The body of 41-year-old Bogdan Michalkiewicz was discovered in an apartment at the lower main street area of the town at 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning.

Speaking at a press conference at Letterkenny Garda Station, Inspector Michael Harrison and Detective Inspector Pat O'Donnell, along with a Polish translator made this appeal:

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Mr Michalkiewicz was one of a number of Polish nationals who hit national headlines in 2005 when they were left without money in Letterkenny after the sub-contractor they were working with went out of business and they were not paid.

Karen Mc Glinchey ran the Letterkenny hostel the men were staying in at the time, and this morning, she outlined  what happened on the Shaun Doherty Show:

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