Gardai have confirmed a human torso has been found as part of the search into the disappearance of James Nolan.
The convicted rapist was last seen in 2010 and his severed arm was found washed up on Dollymount Strand the following year.
The torso was found in Tolka Valley Park in Finglas yesterday after gardai received new info on the case. It was buried one foot under ground. The State Pathologist examined the scene and the torso has been removed for a post mortem exam.
It was reported last year that Gardai were tipped off when a man, who has since taken his own life, confessed in a suicide note to strangling Nolan before chopping his body up and dumping parts in the Tolka river.
Supt William Carolan from Blanchardstown Garda Station is appealing for information: ‘We are again appealing to members of the public who have any information on the disappearance and suspicious death of James Nolan to contact us at either Finglas Garda Station, the Garda Confidential Line or any Garda Station.
The Nolan family have been informed of the update and the family liaison officer is working with them.’’
A specialist cadaver Labrador called Ronny has been flown in from the UK to help with the search - which has been made harder because the site is beside a meat factory.
Many animals bones have been found and forensic archaeologists have to sort through them.
The search will continue until gardai cover the whole site to see if any more human remains will be uncovered.