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Woman at center of case against alleged IRA commander found dead

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In this file photo dated June 4, 1972 Dolours Price, left, and her sister Marian attend a civil rights demonstration in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Police say Dolours Price, a veteran Irish Republican Army member at the center of allegations against Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been found dead at her home. Dolours Price had alleged that Adams was her IRA commander in Belfast in the early 1970s and was involved in ordering several Catholic civilians to be abducted, executed and buried in secret. (AP/File)

Police say a veteran Irish Republican Army member at the center of allegations against Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been found dead at her home.

Dolours Price had alleged that Adams was her IRA commander in Belfast in the early 1970s and was involved in ordering several Catholic civilians to be abducted, executed and buried in secret.

The Northern Ireland police have been seeking her tape-recorded interviews from an audio archive in Boston College, a case expected to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The 61-year-old Price was imprisoned in 1973 for being part of the IRA's first car-bomb attack on London. She received early parole in 1980.

Ireland's police force said in a statement Thursday she was found dead at her home in Malahide north of Dublin.

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