GARDAI in Bruff are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a woman’s body in County Limerick this afternoon.
The body of the woman, who has not yet been formally identified, was discovered in the back yard of a house on the Bruree Road outside Kilmallock shortly before 3pm. It is understood she was aged in her 50s.
The scene is being preserved pending the arrival of the Deputy State pathologist, Dr Michael Curtis, who will visit the scene tomorrow morning before carrying out a post mortem examination on the woman’s body.
According to gardai, the results of the post mortem will determine the direction of their 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.