Saturday 18 November 2017

Woman's body found in burnt-out car

Gardai near the scene where a body was found in a burnt-out car at Gyles Quay near Dundalk
Gardai near the scene where a body was found in a burnt-out car at Gyles Quay near Dundalk

A woman has been found dead in a burnt-out car on the Cooley peninsula.

The discovery was made after a vehicle was seen on fire at Gyles Quay, near Lordship, off the main Dundalk to Carlingford road in Co Louth.

The scene is only a few miles from where Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was murdered five weeks ago by a gang robbing a small local credit union near his home.

The scene remained sealed off overnight for a full forensic examination, which will be carried out by the technical bureau.

A post-mortem examination will also take place on the woman's body.

Anne Ferguson, who runs a local caravan park, said she heard the fire brigade rushing to scene in a car park behind the pier shortly after 7pm.

"I knew a car had been burnt out down there," she said.

"I'd no idea what happened or anything. Naturally I was shocked when I heard there was a body in it."

There has been no suggestion that the death is linked to the investigation into Detective Donohoe's murder.

Press Association

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