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

The Defence Forces are now assisting gardaí and both scenes are being preserved for examination.

WICKLOW BODY 758A1655_90514592 Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Updated 10.08pm

THREE FURTHER FINDS of human remains, located close to the site of where a torso was discovered over the weekend, are believed to be of the same person.

Further discoveries were made today by the Garda Water Unit at Glenmacnass Waterfall (the site of an earlier find), and by Defence Forces personnel at Lough Brea Lower on Military Road in the area, with both scenes tonight preserved pending a technical examination.

Forensic tests have confirmed that a torso found on Saturday evening elsewhere on Military Road belonged to a man in his mid 20s who died violently in the past 10 days.

A 30km section of road in the area has now been closed to the public in order to facilitate further searches.

All scenes have now been preserved for garda forensic examinations.

Gardaí are appealing for members of the public who may have seen anything suspicious in the area of Military Road or Laragh to contact them.

Speaking yesterday, Superintendent Pat Ward of Bray Garda Station said, “The type of investigation we are undertaking is comparable to a murder investigation, we’re putting as much resources and effort into it as if it was a murder investigation.”

Gardaí say a post-mortem will determine the type of investigation to be carried out on the remains of the torso.

With reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha and Cianan Brennan

Read: Post-mortem results will determine nature of investigation into human remains found on Wicklow Mountains>

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