Belfast Telegraph

Body part found on open ground

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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