Post mortem underway - male held on suspicion of murdering Kilkenny woman

Mary Cody

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Mary Cody

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Post mortem underway - male held on suspicion of murdering Kilkenny woman

Gardaí carrying out enquiries earlier this afternoon

Gardaí in Kilkenny continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of a woman in her seventies whose body was discovered at a house in Kilkenny City last night.

A man remains in custody at Kilkenny Garda Station on suspicion of murder and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

The woman's body has been removed from the scene to Dublin City Morgue where a post mortem will be completed by State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan later today.

The Technical Bureau remain at the scene and ancillary searches of the area are ongoing.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 7775000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.