Third set of remains found in Wicklow mountains

It is believed the man died around a week ago

Third set of remains found in Wicklow mountains

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Updated at 19:42

Gardai have confirmed that a third set of remains, believed to be human, have been found in the Wicklow Mountains.

The latest discovery was made at Glenmacnass Waterfall. The find is close to where a male torso was found on Saturday night.

Earlier, Gardaí said the first two sets of remains belonged to the same person.

They believe he was a man in his 20's who was killed violently within the past ten days. Detectives won't say at this stage if his death is connected to the Kinahan Hutch feud.

The remains were discovered in the Wicklow Mountains by people out walking on Saturday evening.

Superintendent Pat Ward who is leading the investigation said they can't rule anything out of the investigation.

 

Further examinations

Superintendent Pat Ward Bray Garda Station spoke to Newstalk Breakfast. He explained: "The cause of death hasn't been determined just yet. Further examinations and inquiries are being carried out.

"We're not focusing our investigation or inquiries in any particular direction, but obviously one of them that we will be looking at [is that] it may be be gangland-related. But it would be wrong until we have all the facts to focus on [one] particular avenue."

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Bray Garda Station on 01-666-5300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda station.