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Gardai close to identifying mystery body

John Fallon

Published 27/09/2010 | 05:00

GARDAI trying to identify the body of a man found in a wood four years ago may have made a breakthrough.

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Efforts are under way to confirm the body is that of a missing German who matches the description of the remains found in Co Galway.

Clifden Supt Tony O'Donnell is hopeful a breakthrough has finally been achieved using DNA and dental records.

"We need to compare DNA and other data but there is a strong chance that the body is that of a German who has been missing. It may be some time yet before we can make a positive identification but we are hopeful" he said. The body, believed to be that of a man aged 35-50 years of age, was found on December 8, 2006, by a group of hunters in a heavily wooded area close to Lough Inagh in north Connemara.

Irish Independent

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