Gardai identify human remains found in Limerick

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The Garda Technical Unit examining the scene where the human remains were found on Tuesday.
The Garda Technical Unit examining the scene where the human remains were found on Tuesday.
The Garda Technical Unit examining the scene where the human remains were found on Tuesday.

by Andrew Carey [email protected]

HUMAN remains found in undergrowth near a riverside walkway in Limerick earlier this week are believed to be those of a Polish national missing in the city since last year.

Mayorstone Gardaí, assisted by the State Pathologist office and technical experts have been able to identify and date the remains to last year and they have been in contact with the man’s family in Poland.

Gardaí are continuing their investigation following the discovery of the fragmented remains last week at an area close to the North Circular Road junction with the Condell Road.

Council workers clearing rubbish from an area of undergrowth close to the   walkway found a human skull shortly after 11am last Tuesday and Gardaí uncovered the rest of the fragmented remains shortly before lunch.

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Deputy State pathologist Michael Curtis carried out a postmortem after he visited the area of the discovery on Wednesday. A forensic anthropologist also examined the scene.

Further Garda technical examinations uncovered clothing and personal items including a mobile phone and an identity card.

Gardaí say that they are continuing with their investigation but are now following a definite line of inquiry.