Tuesday 12 November 2019

Woman found at back of house died in 'tragic incident'

The scene at Hennessy's Cross, Ballygibba, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick where a local woman's body was found in a field about 400kms from her home. Picture Liam Burke/Press 22
The scene at Hennessy's Cross, Ballygibba, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick where a local woman's body was found in a field about 400kms from her home. Picture Liam Burke/Press 22

David Raleigh

Gardai have ruled out foul play in the death of a mother of three whose body was found at the rear of a house in Co Limerick yesterday.

The deceased, named locally as Teresa Nyst, of Tankardstown, Kilmallock, was found in suspicious circumstances with a head injury at the rear of an unoccupied house, about a mile from her home, at around 3pm yesterday.

It's believed she may have slipped and hit her head in a tragic accident.

A post mortem carried out by State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy this evening found Mrs Nyst did not die in violent circumstances.

Detective Inspector Brian Sugrue, Acting Superintendent, Bruff Garda station, said: "We are treating this as a tragic incident. No crime has been committed. It's a tragic incident for the deceased, her family and the local community."

The scene, at Ballygibba, between Kilmallock and Bruree, remained preserved overnight and today as a potential crime scene.

Mrs Nyst is married with two daughters and a son.

Neighbours and friends said they were shocked at her sudden death.

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