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Body of woman found in Limerick city

Initial reports suggest the body was that of a 16-year-old girl but it later transpired the woman is in her 40s.

Update 12.51pm

GARDAÍ IN LIMERICK City were called to an area near the river Shannon this morning to investigate the discovery of a body.

Initial reports suggested the body was that of a 16-year-old girl but it later transpired the woman is in her 40s. The services of the State Pathologist have been requested.

A scene at New Road, Thomondgate was sealed off after the discovery was made by a man walking his dog in the Kileely area.

Gardaí have not concluded the cause of death but are investigating if there was any foul play involved. Local media have suggested that the woman was partially clothed when found.

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