Body of man found in same location as baby Maria - gardai say no connection
The body of a man in his thirties was discovered in the early hours of this morning in the same location as Baby Maria was found earlier this month.
Gardai say they have not established any links between the two incidents at this early stage of the investigation.
Gardai in Clondalkin are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery on Steelstown Lane at approximately 2.50am this morning.
It's understood the man had a number of stab wounds.
Gardai will be holding a press briefing regarding the case later this afternoon.
The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the services of the State Pathologist has been requested, gardai report.
A newborn, named Baby Maria by authorities, was found abandoned at the same location at a gate to a field around 3.30pm on May 8. The baby was found wrapped in a blanket and black plastic refuse bag which was in a Marks and Spencers shopping bag.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses who may have been in the area of Steelstown lane late last night or early this morning or to anyone who can assist with this investigation to contact Clondalkin Garda Station on 01-6667600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.