GARDAI are treating as suspicious the death of a man, whose body was found in the garden of a house in Castletroy.
The body - believed to be that of a man in his late 30s - was discovered at the rear of a semi-detached house at the Briarfield estate at around 11am today.
It it understood it was found, partially concealed, during a planned search by gardai investigating the disappearance of a Polish man who has not been seen since December 30, last.
While Michal Rejmer (38) was reported missing earlier this week, gardai have not confirmed the body is that of Mr Rejmer.
Members of the Garda Technical Bureau arrived at the scene this evening and a post mortem is due to be conducted by the State Pathologist at University Hospital Limerick on Saturday.
While the occupants of the house where the man’s body was found are helping gardai with their inquires no arrests have been made. Gardai have confirmed the missing man was known to the man and woman who are both aged in their 30s.
Superintendent Derek Smart, who is leading the investigation, says the nature of the garda investigation will be determined by the results of the post-mortem examination.
However, he is appealing for anyone with information to come forward to gardai.
“What I’m appealing for is for anybody who may have been in the Briarfield area from the 30th of December that they would come forward to us if they have seen or heard anything suspicious in that area or indeed if they are aware of any information whatsoever which led to this person being found at the rear of the garden this morning,” he said.
Henry Street garda station can be contacted at (061) 212400.