Mullingar gardaí say a woman is missing from the area.
Gardaí are investIgating whether a fatal fire in Westmeath is linked to a missing persons case.
A body - believed to be female - was recovered after emergency services put out the blaze at a hay shed in Dysart on Monday.
Investigators are awaiting the DNA and post-mortem results to determine their line of inquiry.
Mullingar gardaí say a woman is missing from the area and they're looking into whether the two cases are connected.