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A general view of the scene at Kilnaboy where the bodies of a man and woman in their fifties were discovered on Thursday afternoon. Photograph by John Kelly

Gardai Continue Investigations Into Kilnaboy Deaths

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Clare Gardaí continues to investigate all the circumstances following the discovery of two bodies at a Kilnaboy house on Thursday afternoon.

 

The bodies of the deceased have since been removed from the scene and conveyed to the morgue at University Hospital Limerick.
Post-mortem examinations are due to take place by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster at a later stage today, the outcome of which will determine the course of the Garda investigation.
The scene remains preserved for an examination by the Garda National Technical Bureau.
The bodies of the man and woman were discovered on Thursday afternoon at the property at Kilnaboy, about two kilomeres north of Corofin, and it is understood gardaí are treating the matter as suspicious.

The man’s body was found by a visitor who called at around 2.30pm, and the woman’s body was found inside.
It is believed the deceased couple have two adult children who were not in the residential dwelling on Thursday afternoon.
It is understood investigators are not looking for anyone else in relation to the deaths.
In a statement, gardai said they were called to the scene of the incident at a domestic residence in Kilnaboy at approximately 2:30pm where a man and a woman aged in their 50s, who are known to each other, were found deceased.
“The Coroner has been notified. A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to the family of the deceased.
“A Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed and an Incident Room has been established at Ennis Garda Station.”
Senator Martin Conway said the local community are devastated after this horrific event, which has resulted in the loss of two lives in Kilnaboy.
Stating the local community is rallying around the family of the two deceased, Senator Conway offered his condolence to all of the family and called on people to respect their privacy at this difficult time.

Clare Gardaí are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have information to contact them.
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.

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