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Gardaí investigate woman’s death


GARDAÍ in Ennis are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found on Tuesday afternoon in the home she shared with her toddler son, on the outskirts of Ennis.
It is understood the woman died as a result of a “suspected drug overdose”. The deceased woman’s son was found in the house with the body of his mother when the gardaí were alerted at 3pm on Tuesday.
Gardaí revealed that while the woman “appeared to have been dead for some time, the child wasn’t in any major distress”.
The Ennis woman, who is 36 years of age, was last seen on Monday evening at 6.30pm and the alarm was raised by a neighbour who was friendly with the deceased, at approximately 3pm on Tuesday. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem was carried out at Limerick Regional Hospital on Wednesday.
A garda source said they “suspect a drug overdose”. He confirmed that the drug in question was an “illegal substance” and not prescription medication, adding that it appeared that the 36-year-old woman had “injected herself”.  Gardaí are now awaiting the result of the post mortem and toxicology report, which may take a number of weeks.
The garda source added that while the gardaí are investigating this incident, they are not treating it as suspicious.

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