Body of man found in garden in Cork city

Post-mortem to be carried out on body of man in 30s found on Lower Glanmire Road

Google street view of part of the Lower Glanmire Road in Cork city. Source: Google street view

Google street view of part of the Lower Glanmire Road in Cork city. Source: Google street view

 

The body of a man found in the garden of a house in Cork city on Friday morning has been taken to the morgue at Cork University Hospital.

Assistant State pathologist Dr Margot Bolster will carry out a post-mortem on the body on Friday afternoon.

Gardaí say they are keeping an open mind as they investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the man who was in his 30s.

The body was spotted in the garden of a house on Rockgrove Terrace on the Lower Glanmire Road at about 9.10am on Friday and gardaí were alerted.

Gardaí in Mayfield have begun an investigation and have requested the services of local Garda technical experts to carry out a preliminary investigation of the body at the scene.

According to a Garda spokesman, the examination is being carried out as a precautionary measure at this point as there are no obvious signs of injury to the man who was wearing shorts.

Gardaí have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the area including the house nearest to where the body was found, which is divided into flats.