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Fresh appeal Gardaí exhume remains of 'Baby John' as part of investigation into his death in 1984

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

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The grave of the Kerry Baby named John

The grave of the Kerry Baby named John

The grave of the Kerry Baby named John

The remains of ‘Baby John’, also known as the Kerry Baby, were exhumed by gardaí at Holy Cross Cemetery, Caherciveen, Co Kerry this morning.

Baby John died in April 1984 and gardaí have launched a fresh appeal for information on his death as they believe that there are members of the public who have information in relation to the death.

Baby John’s remains were removed to the morgue at University Hospital Kerry, Tralee, for examination as part of the ongoing investigation.

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

The exhumation was conducted by officers 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 were 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.

They have issued a continued 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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