Gardaí in Kilkenny continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of a woman in her 70s whose body was discovered at a house in Kilkenny City on the evening of Wednesday 25th March 2020.
A man remains in custody at Kilkenny Garda Station on suspicion of murder and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
The woman’s body has been removed from the scene to Dublin City Morgue where a post mortem will be completed by State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan later today.
A man was arrested in the area a short time later, and he’s in Kilkenny Garda Station.
Local Councillor Andrew McGuinness says the close-knit area’s in shock this morning.
“It would be an area in Kilkenny where everyone would know each other, the community is very close-knit, so this would be a major shock”
It’s understood searches are being carried out in at least 3 areas in the city this morning, in relation to the Garda investigation.