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Body may have been in Phibsboro house since 2009

Gardaí said today that they are seeking the help of the public in identifying the man, who died of natural causes.

The house where the body is believed to have been found in Phibsboro
The house where the body is believed to have been found in Phibsboro
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A MAN WHOSE body was discovered at a house in Phibsboro may have lain there since 2009, gardaí said this evening.

The body was found at a derelict house, 44 Royal Canal Bank Way, Dublin 7, yesterday and last night gardaí described it as being ‘badly decomposed’.

Today, they said they are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the deceased, and have released some new details that may give clues as to his identity.


The body was discovered shortly after midday yesterday by a member of the public, who immediately notified Gardaí.

The badly decomposed body was removed from the scene and a post-mortem examination has established that the person died from natural causes.

Gardaí are now checking through missing person’s reports and examining dental records in an effort to establish the person’s identity. They will also use DNA testing as part of the search.


Gardaí say they believe the body is that of a male who was of thin build, between 5ft and 5ft 6 inches, wearing navy boots (size 6), navy or black combat-style pants and a green striped jumper. They do not at this point know the age of the man.

They believe that the body may have been there since 2009.

The man was also wearing this Pulsar watch:

Pics: Garda Press Office

Anyone with information about the identity of this man is asked to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 666 8600.

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