Murder investigation launched after body found in flat
GARDAI have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was discovered in Ballymun in Dublin this afternoon.
The body was discovered in an apartment at Linnbhla Apartments, Ballymun shortly after 4pm after gardai got a 999 call.
"The body was discovered in a first floor apartment and the victim is believed to have suffered a knife wound," a garda spokesman said.
"The deceased is a foreign national aged between 30 and 40 years and we are working with international partners to establish the man's identity."
The area was sealed off and a technical examination by crime scene examiner from the Garda Technical Bureau is underway. The State Pathologist Dr. Marie Cassidy has attended the scene and has carried out a preliminary examination.
The body will be removed to the City Morgue and a post mortem examination is expected to be carried out at 10 am tomorrow
"A murder investigation has begun and Gardaí are asking anyone with information, particularly anyone who was at or near the apartment complex between Friday 30th November and today 5th December, to contact then at an incident room which has been set up at Ballymun Garda station, telephone 01 666 4400 or on the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111," the spokesman added.