Body discovered 10 miles from Robert Holohan’s home

Volunteers searching for missing schoolboy Robert Holohan today discovered a body near Inch Strand in Cork.

The volunteers spotted a limb protruding from the undergrowth in a densely shrubbed area, around seven miles away from the boy’s home in Midelton.

The Garda incident room in Midleton was contacted at 2.15pm and officers were immediately dispatched to the scene.

The scene has been sealed off. Members of the Garda Technical Bureau are due to arrive.

Superintendent Kevin Donohoe of the Garda Press Office said the body had been discovered following a search by gardai, army personnel and volunteers.

“We have an area at Inch beach cordoned off and we are now commencing a technical examination. It’s lying in an inaccessible area so at this stage I can’t confirm either age or gender,” he said.

Robert Holohan went missing from his home at Ballyedmond in Midleton eight days ago. His BMX bike, which had been given as a Christmas present, was found on the roadside three hours later.

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