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Post mortem to be carried out on 16-year-old boy found dead in Cork home

It’s believed that he may have died in his Deermount home after taking a fatal overdose of drugs.


A POST-MORTEM will be carried out today on the body of a 16-year-old who was found dead in his Cork home yesterday morning.

The teenager has been named locally as Michael Cornacchia.

It’s believed that he may have died in his Deermount home after taking a fatal overdose of drugs. However, the post-mortem will confirm the cause of death.

Friends of Cornacchia have posted emotional tributes to the teenager describing him as sound and ‘an A1 kid’.

The teenager was well-known in the area for being a talented football player.

City Councillor Mick Finn told that Cornacchia was very outgoing and sporty and “was always kicking a ball around”.

His family are quiet enough but he was a very outgoing chap. He was a follower of Italian football and a big AC Milan fan.

“The community are very shocked and very numbed, mostly they feel sadness and solidarity with the family and are thinking of how they can help the family in the coming months.”

It comes after the death of 26-year-old James O’Sullivan in nearby Greenmount in the early hours of Sunday morning. It’s also believed that O’Sullivan died as a result of a fatal overdose.

However, gardaí have confirmed to that both of these incidents are being investigated separately and are not believed to be linked at this stage.

Gardaí in Bridewell are investigating the sudden death and say investigations are on-going.

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