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Discovery of woman's belongings in reservoir set garda investigation on a different trail, writes Maeve Sheehan
DETECTIVES gathered at the top of Killakee Mou-ntain last Friday week were struck by how visible the bones were they were scattered over several metres of wooded ground.
A fibia here, a tibia there, completely exposed to the elements. There was no evidence of a shallow grave. To the trained eye, it was clear that a body had been shoved into the undergrowth and left there to rot, gnawed on by wild animals and the bones dragged hither and tither.
A woman had made the grim discovery at 7.30pm that Friday evening. A dog owned by a dog trainer based in Wicklow refused to come out of the undergrowth. She scrambled after it and found it sniffing around a heap of bones. She later told gardai that they seemed too large to be that of an animal, and thought they might be human. She called her local garda station in Rathfarnham. The station called out a local doctor who inspected the bones and confirmed her suspicions. Within an hour, the scene was sealed off and a full-scale investigation was launched.