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Family's 'solace' as body of missing Breda found

Sam Griffin

Published 03/10/2015 | 02:30

Breda Delaney
Breda Delaney

The family of missing woman Breda Delaney say they can finally lay the 72-year-old to rest after her body was found in water off Scotland.

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Ms Delaney, a retired university lecturer from Blackrock, Co Dublin, went missing from her home in the early hours of July 11 and a high profile search was launched by her family and friends.

At the time, her daughter Emer, who led the search efforts, took to the national airwaves to ask the public's assistance in tracing her mother.

They were initially hopeful when there were a number of suspected sightings of Ms Delaney by social media users shortly after she was reported missing. But last night gardaí confirmed a body had been recovered by Scottish authorities.

Emer last night thanked those who had helped in the search efforts on Facebook and said her family took "solace" from being able to finally lay Breda to rest.

"We are so, so grateful to everyone who helped with the search," she said. "We miss her so much and always will. There is solace, all the same, in knowing that we can now lay her body to rest. She was loving and beloved, thoughtful and generous, with a kind heart and a brilliant mind. May she rest in peace."

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