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Investigation ongoing into unexplained death of infant and discovery of woman's body in Dublin

Gardaí are treating the incidents as a family tragedy.

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Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 8:20 PM

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a woman and the unexplained death of an infant boy.

At around 3.45am this morning, following reports of a pedestrian acting suspiciously, gardaí discovered the body of a woman in the Strawberry Beds area. 

Following this incident, gardaí went to a house in Lucan where a seven-month-old baby was found in an unresponsive condition.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Gardaí said an incident room has been set up at Lucan Garda Station and a technical examination of the scene has taken place. The coroner and State pathologist has been notified.

The body of the infant was removed to Crumlin Hospital and the body of the woman was removed to the city morgue.

A post-mortem on the women will take place tomorrow. 

A post-mortem on the infant boy has been completed, the results of which are not being released for operational reasons. 

Gardaí have said the primary focus of the investigation team at this time is the preparation of an investigation file for the coroner in respect of the still unexplained death of the infant boy. 

Investigating gardaí continue to liaise with the family and are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths. 

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The family of the mother and child have appealed for privacy at this time. 

Investigations are ongoing. 

With reporting by Hayley Halpin

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