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Murder investigation launched into Donegal death

Seamus Doherty, 67, was found dead at a house in Drumacanoo in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Image: Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED a murder investigation following the death of a man near Churchill, Co Donegal on 17 June.

Emergency services and gardaí were called to a house at Drumacanoo near Churchill at around 1.50am on Sunday morning where the body of Seamus Doherty, 67, was discovered.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His remains were removed to Letterkenny Hospital and a post-mortem examination was carried out by State Pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy which established that the 67-year-old died in suspicious circumstances.

The scene remains preserved for a full forensic and technical examination, and gardaí have set up an incident room at Letterkenny Garda Station.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

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