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Post-mortem due today on skeleton found in Dublin

Skeletal remains thought to be a woman’s will be examined by the state pathologist today, as gardaí search missing persons records as they work to identify them.

File photo of State Pathologist Marie Cassidy and the garda technical team.
File photo of State Pathologist Marie Cassidy and the garda technical team.
Image: Julien Behal/PA Archive

A POST-MORTEM EXAMINATION will be carried out later today on human remains discovered by children in Tolka Park, Finglas, Dublin yesterday morning.

The skeletal remains are believed to belong to a woman and may have lain in the undergrowth for up to three years.

State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy carried out preliminary examinations yesterday, but further tests and the post-mortem will be conducted today.

Gardaí have begun studying missing persons records in an attempt to identify the remains and RTÉ reports that they are considering employing a forensic anthropologist to help with the identification.

The Irish Times reports that although no formal identification has been made, gardaí believe the remains may be those of Bernie Gavan. The 58-year-old hasn’t been seen for over three years. She was born in 1948.

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