The gruesome find was made by a group of youths.

Gardaí are looking at the possibility that the human remains discovered in Coolock belong to a missing teenage boy.

The gruesome find was made by a group of youths.

The limbs were removed by ambulance to the city morgue and attempts are under way this morning to identify the body parts with the help of Forensic Science Ireland.

Efforts to identify the remains through DNA analysis are ongoing.

One line of inquiry being pursued by Gardaí is that of a teenager involved in the drug trade who had recently been threatened.

The teenager is suspected of being connected to one of the gangs in the Drogheda feud.