Monday 19 August 2019

Death of man in Tallaght over weekend no longer being treated as suspicious

Gardai at the scene in the Newhall Court estate on the Blessington Road where the body of a man was discovered yesterday. picture; Gerry Mooney
Gardai at the scene in the Newhall Court estate on the Blessington Road where the body of a man was discovered yesterday. picture; Gerry Mooney
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A post mortem on the body of a man found in a Tallaght house on Monday has revealed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death

The body of the man, named locally as Aras Putonas and believed to be in his mid 40s, was discovered at a rented house in Newhall Court just off the N81 Blessington Road at around 4.30pm on Monday afternoon.

The emergency services were called and neighbours said they saw paramedics and a fire engine at the scene.

The paramedics then notified gardai of the man’s death and the scene was preserved pending a technical examination.

Yesterday morning members of the garda technical bureau carried out a forensic examination of the scene.

There were no obvious signs of a break-in or forced entry.

A morgue ambulance then arrived and the man’s body was removed for post mortem.

Neighbour's said the man had lived at the house for a number of years with his partner and two children who are of school-going age.

He was originally from Lithuania.

Locals said they did not hear any noise or disturbance at the house, and they were surprised to learn that the man had been found dead.

“They are quiet people and keep to themselves. They don't cause any cause for concern,” said one man.

“Sometimes I would see the man out walking the dog, and he introduced himself to me once but otherwise he would just say hello,” he added.

A garda spokeswoman this morning confirmed that a post mortem had been carried out on the man's body and his death was not being treated as suspicious.

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