Dublin body parts were male

Published Sunday, 03 August 2014
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Human remains found at a recycling plant in west Dublin were male, gardaí have confirmed.

Dublin body parts were male
The forensic examination of the scene is expected to take several days. (© Pacemaker)

Two limbs have been recovered among waste material at Thornton's Recycling Centre on Killeen Road, Ballyfermot since an investigation was launched on Thursday night.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been established, but as a result of a post-mortem examination on the remains, it has been revealed that the victim was male.

The alarm was raised on Thursday night after a human leg was discovered by a member of staff.

A police investigation was then launched.

During extensive searches on Friday morning, part of a limb was found - the thigh to pelvis section of a leg.

Flesh and bones, which are believed to be human, have also been uncovered.

A gardaí statement on Sunday said: "These body parts were removed to Tallaght Hospital where a post mortem examination was 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.

"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."

The statement continued: "No other identifiable limbs have been found.

"The focus of the investigation at this time is to establish the identity of this man, and to determine the cause of death."

A forensic search of the recycling centre is expected to continue for several days.

There are no further details at present.

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