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Murder investigation launched into death of 41-year-old woman in Westport

A man (40s) arrested in connection with this investigation remains in garda custody.

Valerie French Kilroy
Valerie French Kilroy
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Updated Jun 15th 2019, 9:24 PM

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE death of a woman found at a house in Co Mayo have launched a murder investigation. 

The body Valerie French Kilroy, aged 41, was found at a house in the Kilbree Lower area of Westport yesterday at around 10am.

A man in his 40s arrested in relation to the incident remains in garda custody. 

This afternoon, Valerie’s body was taken to the morgue at Mayo University Hospital where a post-mortem examination was carried out. 

Gardaí said that details of the results of the post mortem are not being released at this stage for “operational reasons” adding that gardaí in Westport have “now commenced a murder investigation”.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area between the hours of 12pm on Thursday 13 June and 12pm on Friday 14 June 2019, who may have information, to contact the incident room at Castlebar Garda Station on 094 9038200, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

With reporting from Adam Daly 

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