Murdered man had lived in Cavan

Marius Juodenas pronounced dead at Beaumont Hospital on Tuesday, July 26.

A murder investigation has commenced after a man, who previously lived in Cavan, died in hospital following an incident in Co Louth last month.

The body of 44 year-old Marius Juodenas was discovered in suspicious circumstances on Tuesday, July 5. He had suffered what gardaí describe as "serious injuries" and was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda for treatment.

He was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital, where he was placed on life support, and remained there in critical condition at the Dublin hospital for several weeks up until his death last week.

Mr Juodenas was pronounced deceased at Beaumont Hospital on Tuesday, July 26.

A post-mortem was conducted the following day at Dublin City mortuary, the results of which are "not being released for operational reasons" say gardaí.

The Lithuanian national had previously lived in the Ballinagh area and Cavan Town, and during his time living in the county held down a number of jobs for short periods.

He was also known to gardaí, having appeared at both the District and Circuit courts.

An incident room has since been put in place at Dundalk Garda station, and gardaí say "a murder investigation has now commenced under a Senior Investigating Officer. A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed and continues to keep the family informed of the investigation."

A spokesperson added this week that there are not further updates "at this time".

They add: "Investigations are ongoing and our appeal for witnesses still stands."

Gardaí in Dundalk are appealing for witnesses, in particular those who were in the vicinity of Barrack Street between 6:30pm and 7pm on Tuesday, July 5, to come forward.

Any road users travelling in the area and who may have camera (including dash cam) footage are also being asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with information furthermore is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 938 8400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.