Postmortem to be carried out on human remains found in Limerick


A postmortem will be carried in Limerick today on human remains found in an area of dense undergrowth near the river Shannon. The alarm was raised after council workers who were clearing rubbish in marshland near the Shannon Bridge, discovered a skull at about 11am yesterday.

Gardaí arrived and the rest of the fragmented remains were found shortly before lunchtime. It is understood the skeletal remains are that of a male and they may have been there for a number of years.

The discovery was made in dense undergrowth close to the riverside walk around 20 metres from the Condell Road and near to its junction with the Lower Shelbourne Round. The area was made was sealed off.

The Deputy State Pathologist Michael Curtis and a forensic anthropologist are due to travel to examine the scene this morning. A postmortem will take place afterwards.

Foul play is not suspected and gardaí are reviewing their missing persons files to see if there is any connection between the discovery and those are missing.

It is understood the families of missing individuals have been contacted.