Wednesday 16 January 2019

Police rule out foul play after human remains discovered

The body found in Co Wexford is thought to be that of a woman in her fifties.

The body was found by a pedestrian (PA)
The body was found by a pedestrian (PA)

By Michelle Devane, Press Association  

The discovery of human remains in Co Wexford are not being treated as as suspicious, Garda have said.

An investigation was launched after the skeletal remains were found by a pedestrian at Ballyandrew near Ferns on Monday morning.

A post-mortem examination has confirmed the body lay undiscovered for 12 months.

The examination was carried out on Tuesday by deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan at University Hospital Waterford.

It established that the body was that of a woman in her fifties.

Officers are awaiting the results of further toxicology tests, but said they do not expect they will indicate any suspicious circumstances.

Efforts to confirm the identity of the body are ongoing. These include DNA tests.

Gardai are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them at Enniscorthy garda station.

Press Association

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