« BackHouse at centre of Tralee murder investigation managed by homeless organisation

It has been confirmed that the house at the centre of a Tralee murder investigation is managed by Novas – a non-profit organisation that works with homeless and disadvantaged people.


The four bedroom semi detached house provides independent long-term housing and is part of the government strategy to end homelessness. Both men and women live in the house which is described as low support with minimal supervision. Anne Cronin, head of homeless services with Novas says they are very sympathetic with the family of the deceased. Ms Cronin says those who have been questioned in connection with the incident are not living nor were they ever resident in the house. The house is currently closed while the murder investigation continues. Yesterday Gardaí in Tralee appealed for witnesses to the serious assault last week that resulted in the death of a 24 year old man. The assault on Dmitry Hrynkevich occurred at Kileen Woods, last Wednesday night shortly after 10.30pm. Gardaí confirmed that Mr Hrynkevich died last Friday night at Kerry General Hospital. A murder inquiry was launched after a post mortem was carried out on Saturday – the results of which have not been disclosed for operational reasons.