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Police will exhume a grave in Conwy as part of their investigation to identify human remains found off the coast of Llandudno over 30 years ago.
39-year-old Priscilla Berry was reported missing from her home in Mochdre in 1978.
Detectives believe the remains in the grave are those of Priscilla Berry.
North Wales Police will carry out the exhumation at Llangwstenin Cemetery in the Conwy Valley.
It's part of a wider operation aimed at closing cases of people who went missing many years ago.
This operation follows a on-going media campaign which has helped investigating officers in identifying the family of Priscilla Berry.
Police hope to conclude the exhumation by this afternoon.
Police trying to identify the remains of a woman found in 1980 will exhume a grave in Conwy as part of their investigation.
The remains were found in the sea in 1980, 15 miles off the coast of Llandudno and were buried in a communal grave in Llangwstenin Cemetery, Conwy. They will be exhumed on January 13, 2015.
Police believe the remains may belong to Priscilla Berry a woman who went missing from her home in Mochdre, Conwy in 1978.
They have identified Mrs Berry's family and are now able to compare their DNA with samples from the remains that were found.
The cemetery will be closed for the day whilst Police and forensic experts exhume the remains and recover them for examination.
Police attempting to identify the remains of a woman found in 1980 are hoping to exhume a grave as part of their investigation.
The remains were found in the sea in 1980, 15 miles off the coast of Llandudno and were buried in a communal grave in Llangwstenin Cemetery, Conwy.
North Wales police now believe those remains may belong to Priscilla Berry, a woman who went missing from her home in Mochdre, Conwy in 1978.
To compare samples of DNA from Mrs Berry's family with the remains that were found, they need to be removed from the grave but police would like to consult the families of the others buried there before they do.
The remains were buried with Mrs Mary Davies aged 60 who died at Llandudno Hospital on 25th October 1980. Also buried in the grave is Mr Sidney Rogers who died aged 60 on 30th May 1979. Mr Rogers was a hotel worker at The Portals Hotel, Vaughan St, Llandudno.
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Detectives are using advances in DNA technology to try and identify human remains discovered in North Wales in the last 50 years.
Under Operation Orchid, officers say they hope to bring closure to families who have lived with uncertainty for a long time.
Criminality is not suspected in any of the cases.
One mystery dates back to January 1980, when female human remains were recovered from the sea 15 miles off Llandudno and were interred at a local cemetery.
Police inquiries with the National Missing Persons Bureau have identified a possible match with 39-year-old Priscilla Berry, possibly of the maiden name Sturgess.
She went missing from her home in Mochdre, Colwyn Bay, in June 1978.
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A lengthy police investigation that led to remains being exhumed from a Conwy grave has found they don't belong to missing Priscilla Berry.