GARDAI investigating the discovery of a woman’s body near the banks of the river Shannon in Limerick city have requested the assistance of the State Pathologist’s Office.
The body of the partially clothed woman, who is believed to be in her late 40’s, was found in undergrowth close to the water in an area known locally as Donellan’s field at New Road, Kileely.
The grim discovery was made shortly before 9.30am by a man who was out walking his dog.
A pathway near where the body was discovered remains cordoned off this afternoon as forensic examinations are continuing.
The woman’s body was removed from the scene shortly before 11.30am
Speaking at the scene, Insp Brian Sugrue said gardai have not yet established the identity of the woman. “We are appealing for any witness or persons that may be able to assist us as to the identity of this lady or any other information that they may have to contact us,” he said.
Insp Sugrue added there is no evidence to suggest foul play at this stage but said gardai are investigating every aspect of the woman’s death.
Gardai at Mayorstone garda station can be contacted at (061) 456980.