The office of the State Pathologist has been contacted following the discovery of human skeletal remains near Condell Road in Limerick city.
The remains were found at lunchtime during a clean up of an area of undergrowth around 100 metres from Condell Road near its junction with North Circular Road.
The scene has been sealed off for a technical examination but, according to the Garda Press Office, foul play is not suspected at this stage.
It is understood the remains, which will be examined by the deputy state pathologist, Dr Michael Curtis tomorrow, may have been in the area for a number of years.
Members of the divisional search team conducted searches in the area where the body was found this afternoon and investigating gardai are reviewing all missing persons files for the area.
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