Thursday 17 April 2014

Body of man in his 60s discovered in house

Garda said the scene is preserved for a technical examination
Garda said the scene is preserved for a technical examination

Neighbours are in shock following the discovery of a man’s body at his home in Edenderry, Co Offaly this afternoon.

The body of the man, aged in his 60s, was discovered at his home on Sister Senan Court in the village at approximately 2:45pm.

Gardai are treating the death as suspicious, confirming “it’s not a sudden death.”

The man suffered head injuries.

Shocked neighbours said they were stunned to hear of the man’s death.

A neighbour, who lives near the council estate, described the deceased man as “an inoffensive character,” who lived alone and had cared for his elderly mother who did not live with him.

Meanwhile, garda sealed off the house as a forensics team arrived at the scene.

His body remains at the scene this evening as the Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.

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