Gardaí search Westport river as part of investigation into woman’s death

Sylwia Adamaczyk was found dead in apartment on Saturday, July 1st

Garda divers searched the river which flows through the town of Westport, Co Mayo on Tuesday as part of their ongoing investigations into the death of a 40-year-old woman in the town last month.

Detective Supt Joe McKenna, lead investigator of the probe into the death of Sylwia Adamaczyk, confirmed the search of the Carrowbeg River relates to efforts to uncover items which might be of evidential value.

Ms Adamaczyk’s, a Polish national, was found dead in an apartment on Castlebar Street, Westport on Saturday, July 31st. She had been working locally prior to her death.

Gardaí have not released details of a post-mortem which was conducted by a State Pathologist, Dr. Heidi Okkers.


Ms Adamaczyk’s body remains at the morgue of Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, pending the finalisation of funeral arrangements.