29 Sept 2022

Body of Baby John exhumed as part of Kerry Babies investigation

Body of Baby John exhumed as part of Kerry Babies investigation

Body of Baby John exhumed as part of Kerry Babies investigation

The remains of Baby John (Kerry Baby) were exhumed by Gardaí at Holy Cross Cemetery, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry on Tuesday morning, September 14, as part of the investigation into the Kerry Babies scandal.

The remains were taken to the morgue at University Hospital Kerry, Tralee, Co. Kerry for examination as part of the ongoing investigation.

The exhumation commenced at first light and was conducted on foot of a ministerial order granted in accordance with the Coroners Act 1962 as amended.

The exhumation was conducted by Gardaí from Killarney District, assisted by Gardaí from the Garda Technical Bureau, a Forensic Anthropologist and relevant personnel from Kerry County Council and the Health Service Executive.

The Coroner for South Kerry has been kept advised.

The remains of Baby John were reinterred at Holy Cross Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.

Investigating Gardaí continue to believe that there are members of the public who have information in relation to the death of Baby John in April 1984 and we are appealing to those people to come forward and help us.  

Investigating Gardaí continue to appeal for any information in relation to this ongoing investigation and can be contacted at Killarney Garda Station at 064 6631222, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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