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Hunt on to identify dismembered man found in recycling plant

The man’s lower leg was found on 31 July.

THE SEARCH IS continuing for the identity of a man whose dismembered body was found at a Dublin recycling plant.

File photo: Gardai say post-mortem on body parts found at rececling plant were dismembered.

A human leg was found at the Thortons Recycling Plant on the Killeen Road in Ballyfermot just before midnight on 31 July.

The centre was sealed off for investigations and the body part was taken to Tallaght Hospital.

More body parts – a portion of a leg from thigh to pelvis – were then discovered at the plant.

File photo: Gardai say post-mortem on body parts found at rececling plant were dismembered.

On 3 August, gardaí said that they believed the remains all came from the same man, and this was confirmed by DNA evidence.

Gardaí searched through 1,000 tonnes of waste at the plant, and said they believed that the body parts were at the site for four to five days before being discovered.

The Irish Independent reports that 200 rubbish skips around Dublin city were also searched as part of the investigations.

File photo: Gardai say post-mortem on body parts found at rececling plant were dismembered.

It was confirmed yesterday that part of the skull has also been discovered as well as other body parts – but gardaí are not providing any further details of those parts.

What do we know so far?

Yesterday, gardaí held a press conference with the latest information on the case.

File photo: Gardai say post-mortem on body parts found at rececling plant were dismembered.

They told the press:

  • The man was aged between 25-45
  • He was between 5ft 8 and 6ft in height
  • He had neurosurgical screws in either side of his skull, from recent surgery
  • A time and cause of death have not yet been given
  • Gardaí are following more than 300 lines of inquiry
  • The body parts were dismembered – but gardaí are not saying how
  • The man underwent cranial surgery – possibly due to serious head trauma such as a car accident or serious assault.
  • Doctors or carers may be able to help identify the victim, due to this surgery
  • Further analysis is underway in an attempt to identify the race of the man.
  • Gardaí are liaising with Interpol and the missing persons bureau as part of their investigations.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may be concerned about a male relative or friend whom they have not seen or heard from since June to contact Ballyfermot garda station.

Anyone with informtion can contact the station on 01 6667200 or the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.

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