Man’s Family To Arrive In Ireland To Identify Body

Written 8 months ago by Newsroom

The family of a man who’s body had been discovered near Portlaoise are to travel to Ireland to help identify the remains.

Gardaí say there is nothing to suggest foul play.

The man believed to be aged between 25 and 35 is understood to have gone missing earlier this year.

A spokesperson has said his family is to arrive in Ireland tomorrow – which will allow the force to use DNA evidence to formally identify the remains.

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

It 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.

Investigations are continuing.