Remains of 'Baby John' exhumed by Gardaí in Kerry 2 years ago

Remains of 'Baby John' exhumed by Gardaí in Kerry

Baby John died in 1984.

The remains of 'Baby John', otherwise known as the Kerry Baby have been exhumed from Holy Cross Cemetery, Caherciveen, Co Kerry this morning.


Baby John died in April of 1984 and a new investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding his death.

Gardaí believe there are members of the public who have information in relation to his death, and are asking for them to come forward.

Baby John's remains were brought to the morgue at University Hospital Kerry in Tralee for further examination today.


The exhumation began early this morning, and was conducted on the foot of a ministerial order granted in accordance with the Coroners Act 1962.

It was conducted by the Killarney District and assisted by the Garda Technical Bureau, a forensic anthropologist and relevant personnel from Kerry County Council and the Health Service Executive.

The Coroner for this region is being kept advised and the remains were removed this afternoon.

Gardaí have issued an appeal for any information in relation to the case, urging those to contact Killarney Garda Station at 064 6631222, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.