Woman's body found in burnt-out car
Published 01/03/2013 | 09:51
A woman has been found dead in a burnt-out car on the Cooley peninsula.
The discovery was made after a vehicle was seen on fire at Gyles Quay, near Lordship, off the main Dundalk to Carlingford road in Co Louth.
The scene is only a few miles from where Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was murdered five weeks ago by a gang robbing a small local credit union near his home.
The scene remained sealed off overnight for a full forensic examination, which will be carried out by the technical bureau.
A post-mortem examination will also take place on the woman's body.
Anne Ferguson, who runs a local caravan park, said she heard the fire brigade rushing to scene in a car park behind the pier shortly after 7pm.
"I knew a car had been burnt out down there," she said.
"I'd no idea what happened or anything. Naturally I was shocked when I heard there was a body in it."
There has been no suggestion that the death is linked to the investigation into Detective Donohoe's murder.