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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Gardai seek public’s help after decomposed body from 2009 found in derelict house

DETECTIVES investigating the discovery of a body in a derelict house yesterday are looking for help from the public in identifying him.

The body was discovered at 44 Royal Canal Way in Phibsboro in Dublin by a member of the public who immediately informed the gardai.

“The badly decomposed body was removed from the scene and a post mortem examination has established that the person died from natural caused,” a garda spokesman said. 

“Gardaí are checking through missing person’s reports and examining dental records in an effort to establish the identity of the deceased. DNA testing will also be used.

 “Gardaí believe that body is that of a male who is described as of thin build, between 5ft and 5ft 6 inches, wearing Navy boots (size 6), Navy or Black combat style pants and green stripped jumper. The age of the deceased is not known. Gardaí believe that the body may have been there since 2009. He was also wearing a Pulsar watch and a photograph of this watch is available via email from the Garda Press Office.”

Anyone with information about the identity of this man is asked to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 666 8600.

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