Woman’s body discovered in house in west Cork

State pathologist to carry out examination of body

The body of a 53-year-old woman was discovered shortly before 4.30pm in a house in Clonakilty yesterday afternoon.

The body of a 53-year-old woman was discovered shortly before 4.30pm in a house in Clonakilty yesterday afternoon.

Tue, May 27, 2014, 09:28

Gardaí in west Cork have begun an investigation following the discovery of the body of a 53-year-old woman in a house in Clonakilty yesterday afternoon.

The body of the woman was discovered shortly before 4.30pm when a neighbour called to the house where the woman lived alone on the Western Road in the town.

There was no sign of forced entry but gardaí decided to request the services of the State pathologist’s office as a precautionary measure as there was no obvious explanation for her death.

Assistant State pathologist, Dr Margot Bolster was last night travelling to Clonakilty to carry out a preliminary examination of the woman’s body at the scene.

The scene remained cordoned off and gardaí said that their investigation will be guided by Dr Bolster’s findings at the scene and at subsequent postmortem. The postmortem is expected to take place today.