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BREAKING: Man arrested in connection with human remains discovery in Wicklow

BREAKING: Man arrested in connection with human remains discovery in Wicklow

A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose body parts were found strewn around north Wicklow.

The male was taken into custody in Wexford this evening.

Gardai are satisfied that they have discovered most of the body and that all the remains are from the one individual.

There have been eight separate discoveries of remains in different locations along Military Road in Co Wicklow.

It was revealed this evening that the human remains belong to a female after a body part, believed to be the victim's head, was found approximately 3km north of Glenmacnass waterfall this afternoon.

The DNA samples confirmed the deceased was an adult female Caucasian who died within the last week.

Further forensic testing will be carried out to try to determine the identity of the deceased person.

There was no comment on whether any clothing or jewellery were found.