PARTIAL HUMAN remains have been discovered in a burnt out car in Dublin overnight.
The remains were found after the Dublin Fire Brigade extinguished a car which had been set alight in Trinity Terrace near Clonliffe Road, Drumcondra, at approximately 1.30am this morning, Wednesday 15 January.
The scene has been cordoned off and the State Pathologist's office, as well as the Garda Technical Bureau, have been alerted.
The newest discovery of partial remains is believed to be linked to the discovery of a sports bag containing human limbs which was found in Coolock on Monday, according to RTÉ.
There was no head or torso present with the remains found in Coolock.
Gardaí reportedly believe both the remains in Coolock and the remains in Drumcondra to be those of a 17-year-old Co. Louth teenager who has been missing for several days.
DNA tests, of which the results are expected later today, will confirm the identity of the victim.
Gardaí have carried out major searches in County Louth in relation to the missing teenager, in locations linked to the ongoing feud between two Drogheda criminal gangs, which the teenager may have been involved in, RTÉ reports.
Searches have also been carried out in relation to a taxi driver who was shot twice in the back on the Peace Bridge in Dublin.
It is believed the driver picked up a passenger, linked to the feud, who was being pursued by a hitman.
The hitman shot at the passenger but missed, instead hitting the innocent taxi driver.