Gardaí have renewed an appeal for assistance in identifying human remains discovered on a Wexford beach in 1995.

The remains were found on Ballinamona beach, Kilmuckridge, on the morning of 12 December 1995.

Foul play was ruled out after a post-mortem examination at Waterford Hospital.

A pathologist reported the remains to be a woman aged between 25 to 40. She was around 176cm in height, with extensive dental treatments, including a brace fitted on her bottom teeth.

A pattern on the pair of blue 'Lee' jeans

She was discovered wearing a pair of blue 'Lee' jeans - that were sized 33/31 - and size 39 brown shoes with white socks. Two Volkswagen keys were also recovered in the pocket of the jeans.

An examination carried out by then state pathologist Dr John Harbison in April 1996 concluded that the cause of death was drowning.

The size 39 brown shoes discovered at the scene

Despite exhaustive inquires at the time through international policing channels, including Interpol and missing persons organisations, the woman was never identified.

She was interred at Crosstown Cemetery in Wexford in May 1996.

In November 2007, an exhumation was carried out and a DNA sample was taken before reburial.

This sample was uploaded onto the Interpol database for comparison with profiles from missing persons worldwide, but to date there have been no matches identified.

Investigating gardaí at Enniscorthy are now requesting the public help's in identifying the woman and in bringing the case to a conclusion.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Enniscorthy Garda Station on 053 924 2580, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.