No foul play in death of woman (65)

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By Kathryn Hayes

GARDAI are treating the death of a 65-year-old woman whose body was found in a rural part of Co Limerick as a tragic incident.

Treasa Nyst was discovered with a head injury at the rear of a neighbour's house in an area known as Ballygibba, which is located between Bruree and Kimallock at around 3pm on Saturday.

A garda spokesman has confirmed that a post-mortem revealed no foul play.

A file is now being prepared for the coroner.

The mother-of-three was found lying face down, just a mile from her own home in Tankardstown, where she lived alone.

Gardai were concerned about how she may have died and were treating her death as suspicious until a post mortem was carried out.

The 65-year-old is survived by her husband Alan who lives in a nursing home in Bruree, two grown-up daughters and a son.

State Pathologist Marie Cassidy arrived at the area at around 11.30am and a preliminary examination of the scene was carried out.


The body was later removed and taken to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem which commenced at around 3pm.

Local people attending midday Mass in Kilmallock spoke of their shock and sadness at the local woman's death.

"I'm here over 60 years and there's never been anything of that nature. Whether it was accidental or not we just have to wait and see but it definitely has people rattled," said one local man.

Another local woman said the community was "dumbfounded".

"People are shocked and very sad. Everybody knew her very well. She was out and about a lot."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the gardai in Bruff on (061) 382940.