Gardai launch murder probe after death of elderly woman in Limerick city

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Gardai launch murder probe after death of elderly woman in Limerick city

Scene of murder in Limerick city | Picture: Liam Burke

GARDAI in Limerick have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in Limerick city this Friday. 

On Friday afternoon, the body of 78-year-old Rose Hanrahan was discovered unresponsive after gardai at Mayorstone and Henry Street were called to the scene, at New Road, Thomondgate.

Gardai are currently engaging in a press briefing outside Mayorstone garda station to discuss the investigation, announced at 8.30pm this Saturday. 

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis carried out that post-mortem examination on Saturday.

Gardai this Saturday made an application at a special court sitting to have the house designated a scene for 48 hours, which was granted.

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