Gardai treating discovery of man’s body in Cork city car park as suspicious after motorist makes gruesome find

GARDAI are treating as suspicious the death of a man, whose body was found in an indoor car park in Cork’s city centre.

The gruesome find was made this morning by a motorist in the Merchant’s Quay car park and the emergency services were alerted.

The man's body was found in the Merchant's Quay car park in Cork

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The man’s body was found in the Merchant’s Quay car park in CorkCredit: Google Maps

The man was pronounced dead at the scene which was preserved for forensic examination by Garda Forensic experts.

It’s understood he is from Cork and is aged in his mid 30’s.

The services of the State Pathologists office was contacted and a postmortem examination will be done on the body which was removed to the morgue at Cork University Hospital.

A source said “The unidentified man was found in the car park and the floor was immediately shut down and cordoned off to allow for a full investigation.

“The initial examination raised concerns because of apparent injuries and so the full resources of the Garda expert teams were dispatched to the car park.

“The course the investigation will take will depend on the results of the postmortem examination”.

In the meantime Gardai in Anglesea Street and the Bridewell are appealing for anyone with information about the body or who was in the car park at any time throughout last night or today and noticed anything unusual or suspicious to contact them.

Cork, Ireland – The Sun