Gardai will this morning resume their questioning o a man arrested in connection with two gruesome murders in Sligo Town in recent days.
They say they have not ruled out the possibility that the murders of both men are connected.
And they have appealed to any other possible victims of such attacks to come forward.
It follows the brutal deaths of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee whose bodies were found at separate locations in the town on Monday and Tuesday last.
The suspect – who is in his early 20s – is being held at Sligo Garda Station.
The two houses where the bodies of 41-year-old Mr Moffitt and 58-year-old Mr Snee were discovered remain sealed off.
Both men had sustained severe physical injuries and gardaí are examining the possibility that they may have met their attacker online.
They are also investigating whether there was a hate related motive to the murders.
Gardaí confirmed that the two men had been “assaulted and murdered in their own homes”.
Garda Superintendent Aidan Glacken said: “Michael and Aidan were well known and respected in this community.
“They were assaulted and murdered in their own homes. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this time and indeed their friends and the wider community in Sligo.”
It has been confirmed that a separate attack on another man in Sligo may be linked to the investigation. In that incident, a man sustained serious facial injuries.
Garda Supt Glacken added: “I am appealing to any person who may have been subject of any unwanted approaches or who was assaulted or otherwise attacked to contact the incident room at Sligo Garda Station.
“I have a dedicated diversity team here, we need to hear from you, we are here to listen to you and we are here to support you.”
Detectives have appealed to anyone with information on either killing to come forward.