Definite Line Of Inquiry After Remains Found

Written 1 week ago by Hannah Murphy


Gardaí say they’re following a definite line of inquiry after the body of a man had been found in Laois yesterday.

A DNA analysis is needed before a formal identification can be made.

Gardaí in Portlaoise say there is nothing to suggest foul play – while a postmortem on the body of man aged between 25 and 35 is carried out.

The discovery had been made in Straboe – around 10 kilometres outside the Laois county town.

The body had been found by Coillte workers yesterday morning – in a secluded area of woodland around 800 metres from the road and near to the Portlaoise – Dublin train line.

Gardaí have made contact with the man’s family and say DNA is required to be able to name the deceased.

Inspector Aidan Farrelly is leading the investigation: