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Shortly after 4pm on Saturday 28th December 2019, Gardaí received a report that a body of a male had been discovered at a derelict site at Castlegreina House, Boreenmanna Road. The discovery was made by a local man who raised the alarm.

Speaking from the scene this afternoon Superintendent Michael Comyns said – “The body is that of a male who has yet to be identified and although results of a post-mortem are pending we are treating the death as murder. The scene is currently preserved and a full forensic and technical examination is underway. The Coroner has been notified and a post-mortem is currently being conducted at Cork University Hospital by Dr Heidi Okkers, Office of the State Pathologist. An incident room has been established at Anglesea Street Garda Station and a senior investigating officer has been appointed. Gardaí are currently harvesting CCTV footage and carrying out door to door enquiries in the area.”

“We are appealing to anyone who can assist us with our investigation to contact us. The discovery was made at a derelict site on Boreenmanna Road, along a busy traffic route in and out of the city centre. We are appealing to both motorists and pedestrians who may have been in the area since Christmas Day to come forward. We are particularly appealing to motorists to make any camera footage (including dash-cam) from the area available to us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridewell Garda Station on 021 4943330, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

No arrests have been made to date. The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.

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