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File photo: The remains of Brendan Megraw were discovered by a drainage ditch in the middle of Oristown bog

File photo: The remains of Brendan Megraw were discovered by a drainage ditch in the middle of Oristown bog

File photo dated 21/6/2013 of Kieran Megraw holding a book showing his  brother, Brendan Megraw

File photo dated 21/6/2013 of Kieran Megraw holding a book showing his brother, Brendan Megraw

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File photo: The remains of Brendan Megraw were discovered by a drainage ditch in the middle of Oristown bog

The body of one of the IRA's Disappeared victims has been formally identified weeks after being dug out of a bog.

The remains of Brendan Megraw, from Twinbrook, west Belfast, were discovered by a drainage ditch in the middle of Oristown bog, Co Meath, on Wednesday October 1 as forensic investigators prepared for an extensive dig.

The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains confirmed the formal identification following DNA tests at a UK lab.

The Dublin City Coroner will shortly authorise the release of the remains to the family.

Irish Independent