Gardai investigating the discovery of an elderly woman's body recovered from the sea in north Dublin have sent a photo of her bruised face to GPs across the country in an attempt to identify her.
The Herald has learnt that officers based at Clontarf Garda Station have circulated a photo of the dead woman to the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) who, in turn, have sent the image and garda appeal to all its members.
The ICGP is the representative organisation on education, training and standards in general practice.
Gardai confirmed they have enlisted the help of the ICGP.
"Officers are looking at every avenue to try and identify this woman, including doing this appeal with the ICGP. It is strange that no one has come forward yet in relation to this woman's disappearance," a source pointed out.
The woman's body was recovered from the water at the Bull Wall in Clontarf on the morning of Tuesday, June 30.
She is described as being of slight build with grey hair and aged in her late 60s or early 70s.
The woman was wearing a red-coloured lightweight jumper with a floral pattern, with a white vest/T-shirt, black corduroy trousers and black shoes which had a heel and square toe. She also had a green, navy and red leather money-holder around her neck. A green quilted jacket and blue polka dot umbrella were found close to where the woman was located.
Photographs of the woman's clothing have already been generally circulated by the gardai.
The woman had bruising on her face when the grim discovery was made.
However, gardai said that she was not the victim of foul play.
As part of the investigation, gardai have also contacted foreign police forces.
The case has some similarities to that of missing Finglas pensioner, Thomas Kennedy (81), whose body was found in Blackpool, England, over six months after he was last seen alive in north Dublin in July of last year.