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Limerick OAP's death 'suspicious'

The body of a 71-year-old man has been discovered in a house in Limerick city.

The pensioner's remains were found in his home at St Munchin's Street in St Mary's Park estate on Monday night.

It is understood gardai are treating his death as suspicious.

State Pathologist Marie Cassidy was called to the scene, which was also examined by forensic officers from the Garda Technical Bureau.

A post-mortem examination has been taking place at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick.

Gardai have appealed for anyone with information to contact Henry Street Garda Station.

"Investigations are continuing," a spokesman added.

Gardai later named the dead man as James Boyce and said they were launching a full murder inquiry.

The results of the post mortem examination were handed to investigators, who said they would not be released for "operational reasons".

Gardai appealed for anyone who saw Mr Boyce between the early hours of Saturday morning last and late on Monday evening to get in contact.

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