GARDAI are understood to have contacted the family of missing Dublin woman Elaine O’Hara over the skeletal remains discovered in the Dublin mountains.
The 36-year-old woman was last seen in Killiney in August last year.
Described as 5ft 4ins, of stocky build, with brown hair. When last seen she was wearing jeans, runners and either a blue jacket or jumper.
It is believed the skeletal remains and clothing items found at the scene are a match for the 36-year-old woman.
Gardai are believed to have contacted families of other missing women, but at the moment their investigation is concentrated on the missing Killiney woman, who is understood to have visited the grave of her mother shortly before she went missing.
It is thought that death may have been the result of personal tragedy, and tests being carried out currently will determine the cause of death.
DNA and dental records are currently being checked against those of Miss O’Hara and the identity of the body confirmed at the end of the week.
The body is thought not to have been buried but to have sunk into the ground and decomposed over time, with undergrowth growing over it.