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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 12:51 GMT 13:51 UK
Mystery of dead baby's name theft
Mary O'Leary
Mary O'Leary said she was "heartbroken"
A woman whose dead baby's identity was used by suspected drug smugglers says she is shocked and heartbroken.

Mary O'Leary from Armagh only learned from a newspaper report that a gang, suspected of smuggling 100m euro of drugs in Cork, used her son's name.

Gerard O'Leary was born on 2 July 1985 and died less than 12 hours later.

He was buried at Loughlurgan Cemetery, Monaghan. His mother suspects that details of her baby son were taken from his gravestone.

"Our whole family is gutted by this. I'm heartbroken. It is an awful thing for the child's name to be connected to," she said.

"We think about Gerard all the time, but this has brought back the pain of losing him."

Mrs O'Leary said that the family wanted to know how these people got her son's name and whether it had been used before.






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