Body Of Evidence After Exhumation

Yesterday's exhumation of the body of a Clare woman has revealed she was murdered, according to Gardaí this morning.

Officers involved in the case this morning released details of the exhumation of Emer O'Loughlin as part of their ongoing investigation.

The exhumation was carried out at New Cemetry in Co Clare yesterday morning by gardaí investigating the death of Emer O'Loughlin from Ennistymon.

The 23-year-old was found dead in a burned-out caravan at Ballybornagh Tubber on 8 April 2005.

Ms O'Loughlin was a student of art at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in Galway.

Gardaí said today the exhumation was taking place on the basis of a recent review conducted by the Garda Serious Crime Review Team when the Coroner for County Clare, Isobell O'Dea, applied for and was granted an exhumation order under the Coroner's Acts by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.

A Gardaí spokesman said: "At 7am this [yesterday] morning, this exhumation order was executed by investigating Gardaí.

"The results of the examination have been supplied to the investigation team and show that Emer O' Loughlin was murdered."

The spokesman added that the basis for the application for the exhumation order centered upon advances in forensic science, pathology and anthropology since the untimely and suspicious death in 2005.

The body was removed to Galway University Hospital where forensic examinations were conducted on the remains by Dr Michael Curtis and a Forensic Anthropologist, Dr Lorraine Buckley.


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