Tina Satchwell: Remains discovered in Cork home identified as those of missing woman 4 months ago

Tina Satchwell: Remains discovered in Cork home identified as those of missing woman

Tina Satchwell was reported missing in March 2017.

Human remains discovered by Gardaí during their investigation into the murder of Tina Satchwell have been identified as those of the missing woman.

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Ms Satchwell was reported missing from her home on Grattan Street in Youghal, Cork back in March 2017.

On Tuesday evening (10 October), the probe into her disappearance was upgraded from a missing person investigation into a murder investigation.

The following evening then, the Garda Technical Bureau team discovered what they believed to be human remains while examining Ms Satchwell's home.

These suspected human remains were subsequently taken to Cork University Hospital for further examination, including DNA analysis.

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Remains discovered in Cork home identified as those of Tina Satchwell

On Thursday, meanwhile, a man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984 at a Garda station in Cork.

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According to multiple news outlets on Friday, dental records have established to Gardaí that the suspected human remains are those of Tina Satchwell.

This is as the results of DNA tests on samples of the remains are not yet available.

It is understood that Gardaí have been given several other indications to corroborate that the remains are those of the missing woman, RTÉ News reports.

However, the news outlet also states that officers are unlikely to definitively confirm such information until the results of the DNA analysis are made available.

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