PM on missing Dublin woman finds no evidence of foul play
Margaret Mangan (65), an Alzheimer’s patient, had been missing since last Tuesday
Margaret (Peggy) Mangan: went missing on Tuesday
A postmortem carried out on the body of a woman discovered in Ballymun in north Dublin has found her death was not malicious.
While the remains have yet to be formally identified, they are believed to be those of Margaret (Peggy) Mangan (65), who went missing after she left her Dublin home for a walk with her dog on Tuesday morning.
The search for her has been called off.
The body was found near the Ikea store in Ballymun yesterday afternoon by two men who had been among a large group of people searching for Ms Mangan. A dog was found standing close to the body.
It died a short time later.
The postmortem was completed today and it is understood to have found the woman died of natural causes.
Ms Mangan, an Alzheimer’s patient, left the Mount Tallant Avenue area of Terenure with her Cavalier King Charles spaniel at about 11.00am. She was seen later that day on Clanbrassil Street in the south inner city, and then on the north side of the city in Finglas at around 3pm and at the Topaz Station in Glasnevin at 6.50pm. Dressed in a white jacket and black trousers the diminutive woman had not taken her mobile phone or money with her. She had also been without the medication she took for her illness since her disappearance.
The search for Ms Mangan attracted hundreds of volunteers, including members of the Civil Defence and Mountain Rescue.
Thousands of leaflets were handed out around the capital, including to fans attending the All-Ireland hurling final replay in Croke Park yesterday evening.