Monday 16 September 2019

Murder investigation underway after woman (31) found dead in city apartment

Gardaí outside an apartment in Waterford City where a woman’s body was discovered on Friday.
Pic:Mark Condren
Gardaí outside an apartment in Waterford City where a woman’s body was discovered on Friday. Pic:Mark Condren
Gardaí outside an apartment in Waterford City where a woman’s body was discovered on Friday (Image: Mark Condren)
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation after a young woman was found dead in her apartment in Co Waterford.

The discovery was made on Friday afternoon after friends raised the alarm when they were unable to get in contact with her.

The woman, who has been named as Samantha Walsh (31), was found dead in her apartment at Thomas Court in Waterford city.

Ms Walsh was pronounced dead at the scene before she was transferred to University Hospital Waterford for a post-mortem.

She was from the Lisduggan area in Waterford city.

Gardaí said they are following a number of lines of inquiry in connection with the death.

Speaking at Waterford garda station this evening, Superintendent Christopher Delaney said: "We are appealing to any member of the public who may have any information in respect of this crime to contact us and in particular any persons who were in the area of Thomas Street or its environs on Thursday night 27th April 2017 into the early hours of Friday morning who witnessed anything and may have any information which may assist us."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterford garda station on 051-305300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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