Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Body part found on open ground

Gardai will be hoping that fingerprint or DNA evidence may be able to help them identify the remains.
Gardai will be hoping that fingerprint or DNA evidence may be able to help them identify the remains.

Detectives are investigating the discovery of a human body part on open ground.

A passer-by found the remains at The Mayne in Clonee, Co Meath, at around 4.30pm yesterday.

Gardai in nearby Ashbourne were called in to investigate.

The area was sealed off ahead of a technical examination by forensic experts.

The body part remains at the scene and will later be removed to the morgue in Navan, Co Meath.

A Garda spokesman said: "We have no further information at this stage, searches will continue at first light tomorrow morning."

It is understood the body part is a human arm.

It was found in a wooded area.

As it was getting dark at the time of the discovery, detectives decided to postpone a full search until dawn.

Gardai will be hoping that fingerprint or DNA evidence may be able to help them identify the remains.

Clues will be cross-referenced with details on the missing persons database.

A search at daybreak will determine if there are any further remains in the immediate area.

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