A GARDA INVESTIGATION is underway following the discovery of skeletal human remains, which are believed to be female, in South Dublin last night.
A member of the public discovered the remains at Killakee Mountain, Rathfarnham, at 7.30pm yesterday evening.
The woman was out walking her dog when the animal scurried into some nearby bushes.
After the woman followed her dog into the bushes, she came across the remains and immediately alerted Gardai.
Irish American student Annie McCarrick (26) vanished from Johnny Fox's pub in Glencullen, Co Wicklow in 1993 and has remained one of the most high profile missing persons cases in modern Irish history.
The landmark pub is just 9km from the scene of today's grim discovery.
It's believed the skeletal human remains are female and are "mostly intact".
The scene has been preserved for a technical and forensic examination.
Deputy State Pathologist Dr Curtis attended the scene.
Gardai have also called for the services of a senior anthropologist who arrived at the scene shortly after midday today.