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Human remains discovered in the Wicklow Mountains

Gardaí had been carrying out a search operation in the area in connection with the disappearance of a teenager.

HUMAN REMAINS HAVE been found near Kippure in the Wicklow Mountains, gardaí have confirmed.

Dr. Khalid Jabbar, the Deputy State Pathologist, was called to the scene after the discovery was made. The remains have not yet been identified.

The remains have now been taken to the morgue at Tallaght Hospital where a post-mortem will be carried out later this evening.

The gardaí have not confirmed whether the remains are male or female.

Gardaí had been carrying out a search operation in the area since 11 January in connection with the disappearance of a teenager who went missing three years ago.

Mariora Rostas (18) was last seen in early January 2008.

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