Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found at a house in Co Clare on Thursday afternoon.
The man’s body, aged in his 50s, was found outside the property in Killinaboy, two miles north of Corofin, while the woman’s body, also in her 50s, was discovered inside the house.
Although the investigation is still at an early stage, foul play cannot be ruled out in the death of the woman, who was found in a bedroom on the property. However, when her remains were discovered, there were no obvious signs of violence or injury.
Garda sources said the results of the post-mortem examination of her remains would shed light on how she died and whether foul play played a role.
Gardaí do not believe foul play or third-party involvement played a role in the man’s death. However, autopsy results are needed to determine whether this investigation can be sustained.
While gardaí were not looking for anyone in connection with Thursday night’s deaths, sources stressed the investigation was still in its early stages. The deaths were treated as a domestic incident within a local family.
The Garda said in a statement it was investigating all circumstances following the discovery.
Local Fianna Fáil Cllr Joe Killeen said: “There is a deep sense of disbelief and sadness in the area at the heartbreaking news. The Parish of Corofin and Kilnaboy…will assist the families of those involved…There is deep shock in the area.”
On Thursday evening, two gardaí and a single patrol car were outside the property securing the scene of the accident on a country road, a mile off the main Corofin to Kilfenora route.
Ennis-based Supt John Ryan said the scene was being preserved pending the arrival of the Garda Technical Bureau from Dublin, who were expected to arrive later on Thursday evening.
Emergency crews were called to the scene at 2.30pm on Thursday and Supt Ryan said: “At the moment we don’t know what happened and we are just waiting for it to be established what exactly happened and we will work on the technical side orientate.” Office.”
The couple are said to have two adult children who were not home this afternoon.
According to the Garda, the services of the State Pathologist’s Office have been requested and a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course. A family liaison officer has been appointed for the family of the deceased.
A senior investigating officer has been appointed and an operations center has been set up at Ennis Garda station.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065 684 8100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.