Skeletal remains of baby found in County Cork

Gardaí following ‘definite line of inquiry’ after baby’s body exhumed following receipt of information

Gardai are following a definite line of inquiry following the discovery of skeletal baby remains last week.

The juvenile body was exhumed from ground at a property in Killeagh, a small village in East Cork, about 37km outside the city.

The remains were recovered on Friday following receipt of confidential information. They were removed to Cork City Morgue, where a forensic anthropologist has been consulted.

“A post mortem is still scheduled to take place, the results of which will direct the course of the investigation,” gardaí said, adding that a definite line of inquiry was being followed by detectives based at Midleton.


Forensic anthropologists are typically consulted by law enforcement agencies to assist investigations when skeletal remains require examination.

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard is a reporter with The Irish Times