Body of man (29) found at farmhouse in Co Cork

Man in his late 20s arrested by gardaí and held at Cobh Garda station

 Gardaí said the man’s body was found with a number of injuries at 7am on Monday.

Gardaí said the man’s body was found with a number of injuries at 7am on Monday.

 

The body of a man found dead at a farm house in East Cork had a number of injuries, gardaí have indicated.

The 29-year-old Eastern European man ’s body was found at 7am on Monday at a farm house in Shanavagoon in Ladysbridge.

His body was removed to the morgue at Cork University Hospital where a postmortem is due to take place. The scene was preserved for a forensic examination. The Office of the State Pathologist has also been notified.

A male in his late twenties was arrested in connection with the incident. He is currently being detained at Cobh Garda station, Cork. The man is being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 and investigations are ongoing.

Local Fine Gael councillor Susan McCarthy has described the passing of the young man as “tragic”.

“This is a very young man in his twenties and it is really sad to see his life end like this. It is a lovely peaceful place and nothing like this has ever occurred in my memory. It is very quiet and rural. It is just a very small beautiful place up the road from Garryvoe and Ballycotton.”

Murder probe

Meanwhile, in a separate investigation gardaí are hoping to locate a weapon used to fatally stab a man in his fifties at a house in Bandon Road in the Lough on the southside of Cork city.

A murder probe was launched on Sunday after a postmortem examination at Cork University Hospital indicated that the death of 55-year-old Paul Jones was murder.

Scenes of crime investigators have been combing through the single storey rented house in a bid to find clues in relation to the violent death. There is no known motive for the killing.

It is understood Mr Jones was last seen in Cork last Tuesday. Neither the results of the postmortem nor the area where he was last seen have been disclosed for operational reasons.

The body of Paul Jones was found by his son on Saturday morning. He went to the house at 11.30am after becoming concerned about the welfare of his father as he had been unable to contact him by for a number of days. He raised the alarm after he found his father face down in the living room area.

When the emergency services turned over the man’s body they found blood. There was no sign of a forced entry at the property and nothing was taken from the premises.

Mr Jones is originally from Cahergal in Mayfield on the northside of Cork city. He had lived in the house in the Lough for five to six years. He was described by neighbours as a quiet but pleasant man who regularly attended mass in the local church.

A post mortem examination was carried out on Sunday afternoon by the Assistant State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan at Cork University Hospital (CUH). The case was then formally upgraded to murder.

Officers investigating the death are keen to to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Bandon Road / McCurtain Villas area of the city over the last six days. They have also asked motorists who may have dash cam footage from the area to please contact the incident room at Anglesea Street in Cork.

Gardaí have begun door to door calls in the area in order to establish if anyone noticed anything suspicious in the locality over the past few days.

They have also begun tracing the man’s last known movements. Gardaí are examining CCTV footage to try and establish when he last left the property or to see if anyone called to the house.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Anglesea Street Station on 021-4522000, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.