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A garda stands at road block to the crime scene where the body parts were found. Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie
Wicklow Mountains

Three more arrests in Patricia O'Connor murder investigation

The 61-year-old grandmother’s remains were found scattered across the Wicklow Mountains in June.

THREE MORE ARRESTS have been made by gardaí investigating the murder of 61-year-old Patricia O’Connor.

O’Connor’s remains were discovered scattered in a 30km area across the Wicklow Mountains, including a human head and arms in a plastic bag, in June this year.

Days after the body was discovered, gardaí charged a 32-year-old man with the murder of the elderly woman. The man, who’s the son-in-law of O’Connor, told the court that “it was self-defence“.

Today, investigating gardaí made three further arrests in relation to this case: a 73-year-old man in Co Meath and two women aged 19 and 38 in Dublin.

The three are currently detained at Bray and Wicklow Garda Stations under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The investigation is ongoing.

Comments are off as legal proceedings are ongoing.

Read: Victim in Wicklow Mountains murder case is named locally

Read: Four finds of remains at three separate sites in Wicklow Mountains believed to be of the same person

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