"Gardaí at Lucan Co Dublin are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a female on the Clonee Rd, Lucan at approximately 1pm this afternoon, Thursday May 17th 2018", a garda spokesman said.
Garda and detectives at the scene on the Clonee Road where the body of a young girl has been discovered.
The 14-year-old was last seen in the nearby Catherine's Park on Monday evening, and gardai are treating her death as suspicious.
Gardaí at Lucan in County Dublin, who are now investigating the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl, have discovered the body of a female.
She was last seen at St Catherine's Park in Lucan on Monday May 14th.
Gardaí are awaiting the results of a post mortem to determine the course of the investigation.
Supt John Gordon of Lucan Garda station urged the media to afford complete privacy to Anna's family.
The scene where Ana's remains were found was expected to be sealed off for several days at the Garda Technical Bureau examined it forensically.
"We are appealing to the public for their assistance".
Gardaí issued an appeal for information on her whereabouts and carried out extensive searches in the area, including underwater searches in the River Liffey and Grand Canal.
Gardai do not believe at this stage that Ana was alone in St Catherine's Park, but are continuing their inquiries.