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Post-mortem due on body of man found dead in flat

Edel O'Connell

Published 29/11/2010 | 05:00

A POST-MORTEM will be carried out today on the body of a 50-year-old man who was found dead in his flat over the weekend.

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Gardai are investigating the circumstances of the death, which they are treating as suspicious.

The body was discovered inside a ground-floor flat in the Stable Lane complex at Goldsmith Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow. It is understood the body was discovered naked and with a head injury.

The man was named locally as Colin Ellard, a father of three who was originally from Monkstown Farm, Co Dublin.

The body was discovered shortly before 6pm on Saturday, on the floor of a flat where he lived alone.

Locals yesterday described him as "a quiet man" but said he had suffered a number of falls recently.

It is understood the man was taking Warfarin for a heart condition and had been unwell in recent days.

"He had taken a number of falls recently and wasn't very well," a local barman said.

"He used to come in here most nights for two or three pints. He was a nice guy, but very quiet. He generally kept to himself."

Gardai said it was too soon to establish a cause of death, but they were treating the death as suspicious.

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