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A lonely end: how do people die unnoticed?

There has been a rise in cases where bodies have been undiscovered for prolonged periods

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Gardaí at the scene in Tipperary where the bodies of an elderly couple were discovered. Picture by Dylan Vaughan

Gardaí at the scene in Tipperary where the bodies of an elderly couple were discovered. Picture by Dylan Vaughan

Bridget Crosbie

Bridget Crosbie

Brothers Daniel (left) and William McCarthy (right)

Brothers Daniel (left) and William McCarthy (right)

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Gardaí at the scene in Tipperary where the bodies of an elderly couple were discovered. Picture by Dylan Vaughan

Earlier this year a man was discovered dead in his Dublin home when council workers carrying out work near the property discovered a hand grenade.

His decomposing body was found only after the device was made safe and workers could enter his home. It was suspected he died during lockdown, and may have been dead for about a year. 


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