GARDAÍ are investigating if there is a connection between the discovery of a body in a fishing net off the south-east coast and the disappearance of a man from Co Cork.
State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy is to carry out a post mortem today on a torso which was caught in the nets of a trawler off Helvick Head west Waterford and discovered by fishermen last Tuesday.
Last April, a skull was also taken from the sea off the same coastline by another trawler. The skull was taken to a hospital in Tallaght, Dublin, for dental examination and DNA testing.
It is understood that Professor Cassidy will carry out the post mortem on the torso at the same hospital today and will be looking for any DNA comparisons between it and the skull.
Garda sources say the missing married father was originally from Slovakia, but had lived in Midleton for a couple of years.
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