28 May 2022

UPDATE: "Far too early" to link discovery of human remains in Dundalk to disappearance of Ciara Breen say Gardai

The grim discovery of skeletal remains were made by a builder in Dundalk yesterday

Gardai  investigate discovery of skeletal human remains in Dundalk

Gardai investigate discovery of skeletal human remains in Dundalk

Gardai say that it is “far too early” to link the discovery of human remains at a house in Mary St North in Dundalk to the disappearance of local girl Ciara Breen twenty years ago.

The teenager went missing after leaving her home in Bachelor’s Walk, just a short distance from Mary St North in February 1997.   The discovery of remains yesterday inevitably led to speculation about a potential link her disappearance.

The skeletal remains were discovered by a builder who was renovating the house on Mary St North for new owners. The man contacted the Gardai after making the grim discovery yesterday. Locals say he was visibly shocked and shaken by the discovery.  

Following preliminary examinations by a forensic anthropologist investigating Gardaí confirmed that the remains discovered are human remains.

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

Read more: Skeletal remains found in Dundalk 

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