Thursday 26 April 2018

Investigation launched after elderly brothers found dead in home

A member of the Gardai at the scene where 2 bodies where found in a house Milrose estate Bluebell Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
A member of the Gardai at the scene where 2 bodies where found in a house Milrose estate Bluebell Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Cathal McMahon and Robin Schiller

A garda probe has been launched after the bodies of two elderly brothers were discovered in a Dublin home this afternoon.

The discovery was made on Tuesday in the Millrose Estate in Bluebell after locals became concerned that they had not seen one of the men for a number of days.

When gardaí arrived at the scene they discovered the bodies of the men, both believed to be in their 70s, in the house.

One man is believed to have been dead for some time.

A post-mortem examination will now be carried out on the bodies of both men and but sources say that this was most likely a "tragic incident".

Gardaí in Kilmainham are investigating the incident.

Flowers at the scene where 2 bodies where found in a house Milrose estate Bluebell Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Flowers at the scene where 2 bodies where found in a house Milrose estate Bluebell Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

A source said: "Locals had not seen one of these men for a number of days so a call was made to gardaí. There is nothing at this stage to suggest that a crime has taken place. It looks to be a tragic incident."

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