Gardai continue to question man (21) in connection with murder of Bray woman (50)
Published 27/06/2014 | 08:02
Gardaí have begun a murder investigation into the death of a 50-year-old woman in Bray this morning.
A post mortem has confirmed that the woman died in violent circumstances
Preliminary results of the post mortem - carried out by the Deputy State Pathologist Dr. Curtis - have been released to investigating gardai.
A man (21) is still being questioned in relation to the discovery of the woman's body.
The man was arrested this morning at 11am and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Bray Garda Station
The mother was savagely beaten to death in a quiet estate in Bray, Co Wicklow.
The 50-year-old woman's body was discovered at an address in the Deepdales estate.
Gardai were notified at around 1.30am, following the grim discovery at the property, which is off the Southern Cross Road.
It is understood that the woman’s remains were discovered by a relative.
Investigating officers found that she had died in violent circumstances and may have suffered blunt force trauma.
Gardai sealed off a large area of the estate this morning while officers from the technical bureau examined the address, which is in a cul-de-sac.
Officers also made door-to-door inquires across the estate.
Locals said that the woman had lived at the address for around three years.
An incident room has been established at Bray Garda Station and a Garda family liaison officer has been appointed in the case.
A technical and forensic examination of the scene is ongoing.