Monday 23 April 2018

Woman (24) found dead in caravan

The woman was found in the caravan at around 6am yesterday
The woman was found in the caravan at around 6am yesterday

Greg Harkin

Gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 24-year-old woman who was found unresponsive in a caravan.

The woman was found in the caravan parked close to a house at Carrowbehy near Castlrea, Co Roscommon, at around 6am yesterday.

She was last named locally as childcare worker Niamh Doory.

Emergency services were called to the scene but, despite their best efforts, Ms Doory was pronounced dead.

The area was sealed off as gardai began an inquiry.

Ms Doory's body was later removed to Galway University Hospital where a post mortem examination was due to take place.

Ms Doory was found inside the caravan which was parked less than 1km away from her home.

"The whole area is in shock," said one local resident last night.

"She's an only child and her parents are devastated at her loss.

"She was such a bright, bubbly young woman. It's so hard to take in."

Gardai said they are treating the incident as a sudden death and will await the results of the post mortem before determining the direction of their investigation.

They are understood to be investigating the death as a matter of routine on behalf of the coroner.

Messages of sympathy were posted on social media sites last night paying tribute to Ms Doory.

"You were the most beautiful, kindest person I've ever known," said one friend.

Irish Independent

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