A POST mortem is being carried out on the body of a woman who was found in a rural part of County Limerick yesterday afternoon.
The body of the local woman, who was aged 65, was discovered at the rear of a neighbour’s house in an area known as Ballygibba just outside Kilmallock on the Bruree Road.
It is understood the woman - a mother-of-three - had sustained a head injury prior to her death and that she was not wearing any shoes when found.
The scene was preserved overnight pending the arrival of members of the Garda Technical Bureau and the State Pathologist, Prof Marie Cassidy.
The woman’s body was removed to University Hospital Limerick this afternoon where a post mortem is being carried out.
The results of the post mortem will determine the course of the garda investigation.
“It has not been established if the death was suspicious or an accident – that will depend on the examination by the State Pathologist,” said a garda spokesman.
An incident room has been set up at Bruff garda station and anybody with information is asked to contact (061) 382940.