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Julien Behal/PA via PA Images File photo of State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy, who carried out the post-mortem on Ms Gavan's remains.
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Remains identified as missing woman
Gardaí have said that the remains are those of Bernie Gavan, who went missing in 2007.

GARDAÍ HAVE CONFIRMED that the skeletal remains discovered last week in a Dublin park are those of missing woman Bernie Gavan.

The 59 year old woman’s remains were discovered last Wednesday underneath an electricity pylon at Tolka Valley Park in Finglas by children searching for a lost football.

Her remains have been released to her family to be buried, RTE reports today.

Bernie was last seen by her family on 19 August 2007, and went missing from the Ballymun Road area of Dublin. Gardaí say no foul play is suspected in her death.

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