Gardai have released details of the post mortem on the body of Kane McCormack who has become the 13th victim of the Hutch Kinahan gangland war.
The remains of the 24 year old were found in a field at Walterstown near Dunboyne by a local woman on Saturday morning.
He had been shot three times, including at least once in the head.
Kane was the son of Noel Kirwan, a friend of Gerry "The Monk" Hutch, who was killed a year ago. He had been told his life was in danger.
Kane was reported missing by his partner on Friday when he failed to return home after telling her he was going to meet someone.
Gardai are interested in tracing the movements of a black Audi car which was found burnt out just off Junction 5 of the M50 on Friday evening, as McCormack was seen getting into a black car in the Aldi carpark in Clonee at 5pm
Anyone who was driving in the Walterstown area on Friday evening or who has any information about the car is asked to contact Gardai.