The NOVAS initiative has confirmed the man whose body was found in a recycling centre in County Tipperary yesterday have been living in Limerick city.
The body of the man, who was aged in his forties, was found at the AES Recycling Centre outside Nenagh at around 10am on Thursday.
It has been reported his body was found amongst recyclable waste which had arrived on a truck which had travelled from the city sometime earlier.
A post mortem was carried out at University Hospital Limerick last evening and gardai have confirmed the man did not suffer a violent death.
It is suspected he died while sleeping in a commercial recycling waste unit, and that he may have been dead for some time prior to the waste being collected.
Efforts are being made to contact the man’s next of kin.
While NOVAS has had some dealings with the man, who was from Eastern Europe, it is believed he had been sleeping rough in the city.