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James Nolan: Leg part discovered in Co Monaghan during search for remains of murdered rapist

Part of a decomposed leg has been found in Co Monaghan during a search for remains of convicted rapist James Nolan.

Enquires are ongoing - and searches at the site are continuing.

It is believed James Nolan’s body parts are scattered around different parts of the country, including at Tolka Valley Park in Finglas, where his torso was discovered by gardai on April 10.

Searches for the severed head of a convicted rapist who was murdered almost seven years ago began at Lough Na Glack near Carrickmacross this week.

Gardai believe Nolan was strangled in Glasnevin Cemetery before his body was dismembered and dumped at numerous locations.

It is understood Nolan’s severed arm, found washed up at Dollymount Strand, had been thrown into the Tolka River and then flowed out to sea.

Detectives are working on the theory that after being strangled to death by the man known to him, his body was dismembered, he was decapitated and his fingers were cut-off.

In 1986 he was jailed for 14 years when he was convicted of rape and false imprisonment.

The rape is considered one of the most savage to ever happen in Ireland and the victim was brutally attacked in front of her partner.

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