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Eamonn Farrell

Body of man (50s) found in Mayo flat

A post-mortem is due to be carried out today.

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a man in his 50s in a flat on Charlestown main street, Co Mayo.

The man’s body was discovered by Gardaí shortly after 1.40pm yesterday afternoon. The alarm was raised by locals who were concerned as the man had not been seen in recent days.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and following consultation with the local coroner his body was later removed to the mortuary at Mayo General Hospital. The scene was examined members of the Divisional Scene of Crime Unit.

The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out today by Dr Curtis.

A case conference was held this evening by investigating gardaí at Charlestown Garda Station and enquiries are ongoing.

RTÉ is reporting that the man is of Polish descent.

The course of the investigation will be determined by the outcome of the post-mortem.

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