GARDAI are probing a suspicious death after the discovery of the body of a man in his home in Cork today.
The body is understood to have been in the house for a number of days before officers were alerted this afternoon.
The man, 40s, was found in he house in Currheen near Bishopstown on the southside of Cork city.
According to sources the body may have been in the house for a number of days and went unnoticed until today when the alarm was raised.
Gardai and paramedics were alerted and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
His body was taken to Cork University Morgue where a postmortem will be carried out tomorrow.
HOUSE SEALED OFF
Gardai say the course of the investigation will be determined by the results of the postmortem examination.
The house was sealed off for a full examination by Garda forensic experts.
Gardai in Bishopstown are investigating and are appealing for anyone who may have any information to contact them.
They said in a statement: “Gardaí are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a man in Bishopstown, Cork on Friday 1st January, 2021.
“Gardaí were called to a residence at Curraheen Drive in Bishopstown shortly after 4pm where the body of a man in his 40s was discovered. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
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“The man’s body will be removed to the mortuary at Cork University Hospital where a post mortem examination is expected to be carried out tomorrow.
“The scene is currently preserved for examination by local scenes of crime officers and both the office of the State Pathologist and local Coroner have been notified.
“The results of a post mortem will determine the course of the Garda investigation.There is no further information available at this time.”