Remains Of Baby John Exhumed From Cemetery In Cahersiveen As Part Of Garda Investigation

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AS part of An Garda Síochána’s  investigation into the death of Baby John in Caherciveen in 1984, the remains of the baby were exhumed by Gardaí at Holy Cross Cemetery, Caherciveen, this morning and taken to the morgue at University Hospital Kerry, for examination.

The exhumation commenced at first light and was conducted on foot of a ministerial order granted in accordance with the Coroners Act 1962 as amended.

The exhumation was conducted by Gardaí from Killarney District, assisted by Gardaí from the Garda Technical Bureau, a Forensic Anthropologist and relevant personnel from Kerry County Council and the Health Service Executive.

The Coroner for South Kerry has been kept advised. The remains of Baby John have been reinterred at Holy Cross Cemetery this afternoon.

Investigating Gardaí continue to believe that there are members of the public who have information in relation to the death of Baby John in April 1984 and we are appealing to those people to come forward and help us.

Investigating Gardaí continue to appeal for any information in relation to this ongoing investigation and can be contacted at Killarney Garda Station at 064 6631222, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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