Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 October 2014

Gardai in search as body parts discovered

A post-mortem exam has established that body parts found at a Dublin waste recycling plant were from a man
A post-mortem exam has established that body parts found at a Dublin waste recycling plant were from a man

A post-mortem exam has established that body parts found at a Dublin waste recycling plant were from a man.

Gardai are combing through refuse at the Thornton's plant in Ballyfermot in the west of the city in a bid to establish if further remains are on site.

The alert was triggered on Thursday when a leg was found.

Officers revealed that a second part found on Friday was an upper leg, from the thigh to pelvis. Other items, believed to be flesh and bones, have also been recovered from the site, though no other identifiable limbs have been found.

A Garda spokesman revealed the early findings of the post-mortem examination carried out by the Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis.

"DNA analysis has determined that the body parts are male, and both come from the same person," he said.

"There is no other information known about the race/nationality, age etc and a cause of death has yet to be determined. The services of a forensic anthropologist have been requested."

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