Bone may have come from cemetery after floods

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Limerick gardai
Limerick gardai now believe the bone may have washed up on shore after the extensive flooding in Clonlara earlier this year

A HUMAN shin bone found on the banks of the River Shannon last week could have been washed up from a nearby cemetery after extensive flooding the earlier this year.

The discovery was made last Thursday at Doonass in Clonlara and Gardai from the Limerick Division at Ardnacrusha were immediately called to the scene.

Technical examinations were carried out at the site which was sealed off for a period of time as the area was extensively photographed.

The State Pathologist’s office was notified and an anthropologist carried out preliminary examinations. The bone was subsequently sent to the State laboratories and results of testing will not be known for a number of weeks.

Gardai confirmed that their investigations are continuing but Superintendent Derek Smart from Henry Street Garda Station said that the bone may have been displaced from a nearby cemetery as a result of the extensive flooding in the Clonlara area.

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Anyone with information should contact Ardnacrusha or Henry Street Garda stations.