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Gardaí confirm skeletal remains found in Dundalk are human

Gardaí confirm skeletal remains found in Dundalk are human
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Gardaí have confirmed that skeletal remains found at a house in Dundalk yesterday evening are human.

They were contacted shortly before 5pm yesterday by construction workers on a site at Mary Street North where remains were unearthed at the rear of a house.

Gardaí attended the scene and have contacted the local coroner.

The services of a forensic anthropologists sought who late last night confirmed the remains were human.

A statement from Gardaí read: “Following preliminary examinations by a forensic anthropologist investigating Gardaí have confirmed the remains discovered earlier today at a site on Marys Street North, Dundalk are human remains.

“The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and the scene is preserved.”

Gardaí say it is too early to say if the remains are those of Ciara Breen, who has been missing since leaving her home in nearby Bachelor’s Walk in February 1997.