Tuesday 16 January 2018

Man arrested after body of woman in her 20s found in Mayo


GARDAI have arrested a man after the body of a woman (28) was found at a rural house near Mayo Abbey, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

The man, who is in his early 20s was arrested this evening in the Castlebar area.

He is currently being detained at Castlebar Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the body remains at the scene.

The body was found at about midday today.

It is understood the woman was the mother of two children.

The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified and Dr Michael Curtis is scheduled to attend the scene where a preliminary examination of the body will take place.

The body is expected to be moved to Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar for a full post mortem.

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