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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.
DNA
 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

devils shown as cat-headed men with horns and hooves. [Pers. Myth.: Barber & Riches]

See : Devil, Monsters
 Flats.

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."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 21, 2003
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