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Woman's death in her bedroom not suspicious

A post-mortem on a 38-year-
old woman whose body was 
the discovered in a house in Carlow on Sunday night has revealed that her death was not suspicious.

Gardai confirmed that Elaine Flatley had died a "sudden death" but the cause was not being released last night.

A major garda alert took place after her body was discovered in a bed in an upstairs bedroom by a female friend at 9.45pm on Sunday.

Officers sealed off the house at the Rochford Manor estate in Graigcullen and a full technical examination of the property took place.

It quickly became clear that there had been no break-in at the property.

There were also no signs 
of foul play on Ms Flatley's 
body. Her body was removed 
from the house late yesterday morning.


A post mortem, which was carried out yesterday afternoon at Waterford Regional Hospital, confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances 
surrounding the death.

Neighbours yesterday told the Herald that she was a 
lovely neighbour who walked her dogs regularly and had lived there for around nine or 10 years.

They said they were saddened to hear she had died.

It is believed that Ms Flately was originally from Dublin and was a keen rugby fan.

It is understood that the woman who discovered her body travelled to the house to see if something was wrong when Elaine could not be contacted over the weekend.