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Remains on beach could be 1972 IRA victim

The body of a woman murdered by the IRA because she comforted an injured British soldier may have been discovered more than 30 years after she was abducted. Jean McConville, a 37-year-old mother of 10, was taken from her home in west Belfast in December 1972 by a punishment squad and was never seen again. It is thought that she was interrogated in Belfast before being taken to South Armagh, where she was shot in the head and her body dumped at night over the border. In 1999, after years of pressure from her daughters, the IRA passed on information through intermediaries saying that she had been shot and buried on Templeton beach near Dundalk, Co Louth. Irish police and forensic experts mounted their biggest ever operation, digging wide areas of the beach for more than two months, but found nothing. Full Story

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