Body on beach IS Jean.Byline: JILLY BEATTIE
THE SKELETON found in a shallow grave on a beach two months ago was IRA victim Jean McConville Jean McConville was a Belfast-born mother of 10 who was abducted from her home and killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) in or around Christmas of 1972. Secret burial , Gardai confirmed last night.
A senior officer phoned Mrs McConville's family to say they could finally arrange to bury their mother - 31 years after she was killed.
The mother-of-10's body was discovered last August on Shelling Hill beach near Carlingford, Co Louth.
A Garda spokeswoman said last night: "We can confirm from DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
or deoxyribonucleic acid
One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. tests that it is Jean McConville's body."
Jean, 37, was abducted a month after she helped a wounded soldier at Belfast's Divis divis
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Jean's daughter Jean McKendry, 46, said: "This news was meant to be a relief and in a way of course it is.
Jean's son Michael hit out at the IRA yesterday saying: "They murdered her for nothing and then tried to smear her.
"I want them to apologise for what they did."