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Friday 15 December 2017

Family relief as body of missing patient found

Fiona Ellis

THE family of a missing woman expressed relief yesterday that they can finally lay her to rest almost four years after her disappearance.

Speaking last night the family of Bernie Gavan paid tribute to a "beautiful person, who was kind, artistic and intelligent".

Ms Gavan (59), from Glasnevin in Dublin, who was suffering from Alzheimer's, went missing from a nursing home on August 19, 2007, and was never seen again.

However, last Wednesday, children playing football in Tolka Valley Park in Finglas discovered a skeleton.

The children were looking for their lost football underneath an electricity pylon when they came upon the remains which they discovered in a dip in the ground.

The remains were identified as Ms Gavan and returned to her family for funeral and burial yesterday.

Irish Independent

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