Ireland unit seeking secret IRA graves finds body near drainage ditch in boggy farmland

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Forensic experts searching for the long-hidden graves of Irish Republican Army victims say they have found the remains of a body during a month-long search of bogland.

The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains says it cannot confirm yet whether Wednesday's discovery is of a missing person on its list of IRA abduction victims.

The expert group was established in 1999 as part of Northern Ireland's peace process to pinpoint the unmarked graves of up to 14 people kidnapped, tortured and secretly buried by the outlawed IRA from 1972 to 1981. Previous searches inspired by IRA tipoffs have found the confirmed remains of seven IRA victims.

Searchers say they found the latest body near a drainage ditch in boggy farmland in County Meath, northwest of Dublin.