Body of man is discovered in rubbish truck
Initial results from a post mortem carried out on the body of a man found at a waste recycling plant yesterday, indicate he did not die violently.
The tragedy occurred sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
The man's body fell out of a truck at the AES waste recycling depot in Nenagh, Co Tipperary around 9.30am.
Shocked waste management workers at the plant made the grim discovery after they unloaded a rubbish load at the depot in Nenagh.
Workers at the plant were left reeling when they discovered the man's body after they unloaded rubbish from a truck for sorting.
The body of the man, believed to be in his mid 40s, was removed from the depot to University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem earlier today.
Gardai earlier requested the State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy to conduct the post mortem after they confirmed they were treating the man's death as "suspicious". "It appears the body was in a wheelie bin and it ended up in the AES depot in Nenagh," a source said.
The man has been identified as a foreign national who had been living rough in Limerick City.
His next of kin are been contacted by gardai.
A garda forensic examination has taken place at the Nenagh depot.
"Our suspicion is that the man was sleeping rough and may have gone to sleep in an industrial skip and probably died," a garda source said tonight. "He wasn't in very good health, the post mortem found," they added. Local councillor Ger Darcy said residents in the town were "shocked" by the discovery.