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Dublin recycling plant body parts belong to one person

  • 3 August 2014
  • From the section Europe
Recycling plant where body parts were found
Body parts were first found at the recycling plant on Thursday

Irish police have said that DNA analysis has shown body parts found at a recycling plant in Dublin are male and belong to one person.

A lower leg was found at Thornton's Recycling Centre on Killeen Road on Thursday night, while a thigh up to the pelvis was discovered on Friday.

A number of other items, believed to be human flesh and bones, have been recovered in the search.

Police have said the person suffered a violent death.

They have launched a murder investigation and are trying to identify the dead man.

The age of the victim, his race or nationality and a cause of death have yet to be determined.

Searches are continuing at the facility.