Further remains discovered near Wicklow waterfall

Further remains have been found by gardaí carrying out searches in Co Wicklow after body parts were discovered near Enniskerry over the weekend.

A torso was found by walkers on the Military Road near Enniskerry at around 7.45pm on Saturday evening. 

It was removed to the Mater Hospital for X-ray before being brought to the city morgue.

A second discovery, believed to be part of a torso including internal organs, was made near Glennmacnass, close to a waterfall, around 20km away from the site of the original discovery.

This evening two further discoveries were made, firstly by the Garda Underwater Unit near Glennmacnass waterfall.

Defence Forces personnel then also discovered additional remains at Lough Brea Lower on Military Road.

Gardaí were satisfied the first two sets of remains found are from the same victim.

They say the victim is a male, around 25, who died violently in the past week.

Divisional search teams and two Defence Forces platoons are searching a 30km area.

More troops and gardai are expected to join the search tomorrow.

A post-mortem examination was carried out today but gardaí said the victim has not yet been identified.

The locations have been sealed off as crime scenes.

The roads from Enniskerry to Glencree, from Glencree south to the Sally Gap, and from the Sally Gap to Laragh, have been closed to facilitate the search.

The post-mortem examination was carried out at the Dublin city morgue by the Deputy State Pathologist today to establish the age, race, and gender of the victim.

Gardaí are treating the case as murder, with dismemberment and disbursement of the body parts.

They are examining missing persons files and awaiting DNA results from the post mortem.

They believe the remains were left in the area in the past week.

Among the lines of inquiry in this case are a personal motive or the involvement of gang members.

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