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More Human Remains Discovered In Wicklow Mountains As Gardai Search Continues

By Sarah

June 13, 2017 at 9:06am


Gardai have discovered even more human body parts in a search for the remains of a young man who was dismembered and dumped in the Wicklow mountains.

A torso was found by American tourists over the weekend, with internal organs and another part of the torso discovered by Gardai on Sunday, the Irish Independent reports.

A leg was also found yesterday by the Garda Water Unit at Glenmacanass waterfall, and a back bone was then discovered by Defence Forces personnel at Lough Brea Lower on Military Road.

The man who was murdered is thought to be in his 20s, and a senior source told the Herald that it is unlikely to be a gangland hit due to the panicked nature of the dismemberment.

"This was not a professional job," the source said.

"The partial torso located on Saturday evening was located in a bag and there was no effort made to conceal it, given where it was found.

"There is a lot of work to do to determine what happened but in the initial stages, it can't be ruled out that this killing and the attempts to cut and dispose of the body were done in sheer panic, and not by experienced killers."

Detectives are searching to find the identity of the victim, and are still going through their missing persons register.

It's believed that the victim died within the last 10 days.

Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or has any information to call Bray Garda Station on 01-666 5300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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