Father of Dublin man found dismembered in skip offers 'substantial reward' to find killers

Fresh appeal for information into the murder of Mark Burke
Fresh appeal for information into the murder of Mark Burke

Noel Burke has appealed for information to find the killers of his son Mark, whose body was found chopped up in a skip in July last year.

Noel Burke was on Today with Sean O'Rourke on RTE Radio 1 as he launched a fresh appeal, and offered a reward, for new information into how his son died.

The dismembered remains of Mark Burke (37) were found in Thortons recycling centre in Ballyfermot, West Dublin, last July.

Workers at the waste facility discovered a lower leg and the foot part of an upper leg was found the following day.

Mark's body was only identified months later, after he was reported missing by Noel when the family hadn't seen or heard from him.

Dad-of-seven Mark was last seen in Dun Laoghaire, coming out of the courthouse, on July 28 at about 2pm.

At the time he had been staying in a hostel in the seaside town but aside from that the Gardai, and the family, are completely in the dark as to what happened.

Noel ruled out one possible motive for the horrific murder saying it was 'definitely not a drug debt'. Mark did have an alcohol problem and had just 30 per cent liver function due to years of alcohol abuse.

Mark had no known enemies and the family are both heart broken and baffled as to how Mark's life ended. Noel floated the possibility it was perhaps a robbery that went too far. Noel also believes Mark was killed in Dun Laoghaire and then dumped in the skip which was then transported to Ballyfermot where the grim discovery was made.

They have printed leaflets to distribute in the Dun Laoghaire/Blackrock area to try and dig up some extra information on what happened to Mark and a 'substantial reward' is offered if information provided leads to an arrest or conviction of Mark's murderer or murderers.