Dig for body of dismembered rapist in Dublin park after killer's burial confession


A dig wish begin in the coming weeks for body rts of James Nolan, whose arm washed up on Dollymount Strand in 2011.

It is imagined Nolan, from Finglas, was strangled to death by his killer in Glasnevin Cemetery sooner than his body was brought to an address in north Dublin and cut into pieces.

Specifies of the dig for some of the scattered body rts in a rk on the northside comes as gardai in Co Monaghan also script to resume searches for other remains of the convicted sex offender.

Officers are announcing out fresh investigations because of details left in a 21- ge suicide character written by Nolan’s killer and sent to family members.

After dismembering the hull, the killer then disposed of most of Nolan’s body rts in Co Monaghan and at a greensward that is “extremely popular” with walkers on the capital’s northside.

It is given that the severed arm found washed up at Dollymount Strand had been to notice d thrown into the Tolka River and then washed out to sea.

Gardai are treating the fulfills of the letter as being “very credible”. It’s now-deceased author was a very devoted associate of Nolan and is the chief suspect in the shocking case.

Detectives are write up on the theory that after being strangled to death, Nolan’s remains was dismembered, he was decapitated and even his fingers were cut-off.

An inquest hitherto heard that the rapist’s arm was found by a man walking his dog on February 8, 2011.

State thologist Dr Marie Cassidy commanded that Nolan’s arm was “cleanly” severed post-death using a very razor-sharp knife and tattoos had been cut from the skin.

Nolan’s last recognized whereabouts were when he collected methadone from the Wellmount Clinic in Finglas on November 30, 2010.

Nolan had been girls since shortly after he was released from Portlaoise Prison sire served a three-year sentence there for burglary in Booterstown, south Dublin, in 2005.

In 1986 he was jailed for 14 years when he was conned of rape and false imprisonment.

The 1986 rape attack is considered one of the most pitiless to have ever happened in Ireland and the victim was brutally attacked in disguise of her rtner.

Sources say that the rape incident is being probed as a workable motive for Nolan’s gruesome murder even though his suspected iceman was not present on the night.

“One theory coming from the suicide letter is that Nolan’s murderer murdered him because he was absolutely disgusted about the rape but there are other theories as comfortably,” a source said.

These include reports that James Nolan heard a cash windfall after his release from prison but he refused to assistant out his killer financially and a major row occurred.

Another prominent theory being researched is that Nolan had been stealing money from an elderly wife known to both of them.

Earlier this month it emerged that gardai in Co Monaghan dog-tired two days searching a lake in the county after a relative of Nolan’s ssed on the suicide accurately to gardai.

In the letter, the man is believed to have described butchering Nolan in the vanguard dumping some of his remains in Lough na Glack lake near Carrickmacross.

Gardai credit the letter’s author became concerned after a search was carried out in the lake for the ends b bodies of a Polish national the previous week.

He took his own life after article the shocking letter.

At the inquest into Nolan’s death, evidence of how he was diagnosed was given by a senior garda.

Detective Inspector ul Scott communicated that his identification was confirmed using a DNA sample taken from the arm which off a DNA profile on a UK police database.

Nolan had been arrested at Holyhead in 2004 when he was set using a forged driving licence and details and DNA were taken at the without delay.

The photograph and fingerprints were also cross-referenced with the Garda database.

Det-Insp Scott implied the Garda diving unit had carried out an extensive search of the sea around Dollymount Strand, but had set nothing else.

Professor Marie Cassidy said there was no statement of any bleeding or blood loss into the tissues, indicating that he was wooden when the cuts were made.

The limb had been in the water for dates “if not weeks”, said Professor Cassidy.

Nolan’s arm had been “fairly cleanly cut”, using a “acutely sharp implement”.

“A propeller can leave quite a clean mark on a density, but they are usually longer. These were very carefully and of ones own free will going around the whole circumference of the limb. It was deliberately cut,” she said.

Two unfettered sections of skin had been removed from the victim’s upper arm and forearm, with the gashes “cleanly excised”.

Sources say that an exact date for the planned dig in the north Dublin preserve has not yet been finalised but should happen “sooner rather than later”.

“It is not the most qualified weather at the moment for this kind of operation and the terrain in the area is onerous enough,” a source said.

“Another issue is that the rk force have to be closed off to the public while this is going on and it is an area that is mere popular with walkers.

“It is hoped the dig will happen within the come to ss weeks.”

Via Herald.ie

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