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New appeal over remains in Dublin
22 Sep 2014 22:10
Gardaí investigating the discovery of partial human remains in Dublin last July have renewed their appeal for information.
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The remains were found at Thornton's Recycling Plant, Killeen Road, Ballyfermot on 31 July.
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They are those of a European man, aged between 25 and 45 years, but he has not yet been identified.
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He was between 1.73m (5'8'') and 1.82m (6') in height, and had surgery to reduce brain swelling following severe traumatic brain injury in the past.
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Gardaí are also trying to identify the location where the remains were disposed of into a skip.
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They are investigating the presence of red franking ink ribbon and acetic acid on the remains.
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The ink ribbon is that used in a SM 26 Franking Machine.
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The remnants of a spool were found among other material adjacent to the remains.
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The post-mortem examination found that the remains were contaminated with acetic acid, which is a toxic chemical with a pungent smell.
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Gardaí have appealed to people who have concerns for family or friends they have been unable to contact since July, in particular anyone that had surgery following a brain trauma.
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They are also appealing to people who disposed of, or who have knowledge of who disposed of, franking ink ribbon in the last week of July.
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They are also appealing to anyone who noticed an unusually strong vinegary smell adjacent to their home or place of work during July.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station at 01-6667200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.
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