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Murder probe after man’s body found in derelict site

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridewell Garda Station.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man’s body was discovered at a derelict site in Cork (PA)
A murder investigation has been launched after a man’s body was discovered at a derelict site in Cork (PA)

By Cate McCurry, PA

A murder investigation has been launched after a man’s body was discovered at a derelict site in Cork.

A local man, who found his body, raised the alarm shortly after 4pm on Saturday.

Speaking from the scene at Castlegreina House on the Boreenmanna Road on Sunday afternoon, Superintendent Michael Comyns said: “The body is that of a male who has yet to be identified, and although results of a post-mortem are pending we are treating the death as murder.

“The scene is currently preserved and a full forensic and technical examination is under way.”

The Coroner has been notified and a post-mortem is currently being carried out at Cork University Hospital by Dr Heidi Okkers, Office of the State Pathologist.

Senior investigating officers have set up an incident room at Anglesea Street Garda Station.

Gardai are currently checking CCTV footage and carrying out door to door inquiries in the area.

“We are appealing to anyone who can assist us with our investigation to contact us, “Superintendent Comyns said.

“The discovery was made at a derelict site on Boreenmanna Road, along a busy traffic route in and out of the city centre.

“We are appealing to both motorists and pedestrians who may have been in the area since Christmas Day to come forward.

“We are particularly appealing to motorists to make any camera footage (including dash-cam) from the area available to us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridewell Garda Station on 021 4943330, the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

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