Mystery as bodies found in car blaze

Elaine Keogh and Ken Foy

GARDAI have launched a major investigation after the charred remains of two bodies were found in a burned out car in a forest.

The shocking discovery was made late last night at Ravensdale, near Dundalk, Co Louth.

The grim discovery was made at 11.15pm after a unit from Dundalk Fire Brigade responded to reports from a passing motorist of a car on fire.

When they extinguished the flames they found the human remains, both of which were in the front seats of the car.

Gardai have sealed off the area and a technical examination began shortly after 8am.