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Wicklow Man's Missing Body Identified In Wales

Police in Wales are appealing to Irish families of missing people to provide them with DNA.

It follows an investigation into the disappearance of Conor Whooley from County Wicklow in 1983.

24 year old Conor Whooley, originally from Greystones had been living in Rathmines at the time of his disappearance.

An appeal on the Crime Call programme two years ago, for the families of all long-term missing people to give DNA samples which could be compared with unidentified bodies in Ireland and abroad, led his family to come forwarded in the hope Conor could be found.

Family of the 24 year old provided Welsh Police with their DNA and it's believed the body of a man found there is that of Mr Whooley's.

Authorities in Wales have been in contact with the family and they are receiving support from the Garda Missing Persons Unit.

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