Gardai are trying to establish if a 33-year-old man whose body was found on Wednesday morning had been assaulted.
The grim discovery was made when officers from Ashbourne were called to a property at Mooretown, Ratoath, Co Meath at 11.45am on Wednesday.
The man, who lived in a mobile home close to where his body was found, was a Polish national who had lived at various addressed in Ireland over the years.
He was named locally last night as Slavomir Bartoszaka and sources say that he was known to gardai for involvement in petty crime linked to alcohol problems.
Mr Bartoszaka suffered head injuries in an incident during a party, but gardai have not been able to establish whether he was the victim of an assault.
After this incident happened late on Tuesday night, it is understood that Mr Bartoszaka left the mobile home and ended up spending the night outside.
Officers were sent to the scene after getting a call from a person who discovered his body. His remains was taken to Navan General Hospital where a post-mortem examination was carried out.
The Garda Technical Bureau are carrying out a forensic examination at the home and are expected to remain at the scene until tomorrow afternoon.
Mr Bartoszaka had criminal convictions for offences such as burglary and public intoxication and lived at addresses in Mullingar, Dundalk, Ardee and Ashbourne since moving to Ireland from Poland.