SKELETAL remains discovered in Limerick have been confirmed as those of a Polish man who went missing nearly a year ago.
Superintendent Frank O’Brien, Henry Street garda station, said the remains found on Monday last have been formally identified as those of David Biegalski, 25, who was last seen near his home on the Dock Road last June.
A number of appeals for information of his whereabouts were made since that time.
An identity card belonging to him was found at the scene, where a skull and bones were discovered off the Condell Road. Dental and DNA tests also assisted their investigation.
The deceased lived in Limerick for a number of years, and has a number of relatives living locally. His remains have been released to the family and will be repatriated to Poland.
The alarm was raised after volunteers were clearing rubbish in marshland near the Shannon Bridge,in dense undergrowth along the riverside walk.
Gardai are awaiting a pathology report, and said while the death is suspicious they do not believe foul play was involved.
Supt O’Brien said they will treat the death with a degree of caution until then, and described it as a “terrible tragedy”.