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Thursday 23 March 2017

Investigation launched as remains discovered close to hospital in capital

Allison Bray

Allison Bray

St James's Hospital in Dublin Photo: Colin O'Riordan
St James's Hospital in Dublin Photo: Colin O'Riordan

An investigation is under way following the discovery of what appear to be human remains close to St James's Hospital in Dublin.

The remains were discovered after a tree was uprooted near Grand Canal View, at the rear of the south inner city hospital, at approximately 3pm yesterday.

Gardaí from Kilmainham garda station preserved the scene and have launched an investigation. A forensic anthropologist will examine the remains today.

"It still has to be established if the remains are a human," a garda spokesperson said.

It's believed the remains have been there for some time.

Gardaí say it could be historic, as opposed to anything more recent.

Irish Independent

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