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Investigations into identity of Kilakee remains continue

The skeletal remains were found in woodlands in the Dublin mountains on Friday night.

Part of Kilakee Mountain
Part of Kilakee Mountain
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INVESTIGATIONS ARE CONTINUING into the discovery of the remains of a person on Kilakee Mountain on Friday.

There is not expected to be an announcement today as to the identity of the remains, which are said to be female.

The find was made at around 7.30pm on Friday night by a member of the public who was walking their dog on Kilakee Mountain in Rathfarnham.

A number of families of women who have been reported missing in Ireland are believed to have been contacted by gardaí to say that the remains are not that of their family member, but the identity of the person found has not yet been confirmed.

It is believed, however, that it has been ruled out that the body is that of one of the women from high-profile missing persons cases in the 1990s.

It is expected it could take days before the woman is officially identified, with the Irish Independent reporting that items of clothing were found at the scene, and that DNA analysis could potentially be used to establish the person’s identity.

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