Family ‘devastated’ at death of Limerick man in USA

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Tracey Lynch and the late Jason Corbett
A LIMERICK man has been found dead after suffering head injuries at his home in North Carolina, USA.

A LIMERICK man has been found dead after suffering head injuries at his home in North Carolina, USA.

Jason Corbett, 39, was born and raised on the southside of Limerick in Janesboro, but moved to America four years ago.

He was found with fatal head injuries at his home in Panther Creek Court, North Carolina in the early hours of Monday morning.

The father of two children, Jack, 8 and Sarah, 10, is a brother of well-known community activist Tracey Lynch, the chief executive of Tait House in Southill.

She said: “We’re absolutely devastated. He was a really loving brother. He was caring and good fun to be around, a terrific man and a great dad to his kids. He was devoted to them.”

Tracey returned early from a holiday in France following the tragic news, and is hoping to bring her brother’s body back to Ireland. She will look after his two children.

No arrests have been made in relation to the death, but detectives in North Carolina say they are following a line of enquiry.

Metropolitan district mayor Jerry O’Dea said the “whole community is saddened” at the incident.

“On behalf of the city, I extend our deepest condolences to Tracey at this time,” he added.