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Gardaí: 84-year-old Wexford man died of asphyxiation

The man’s body was found at a house in Monamolin, Co Wexford, yesterday afternoon. A 50-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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A MAN WHOSE body was found in Co Wexford yesterday afternoon was asphyxiated, gardaí have said.

Gardaí at Enniscorthy in Co Wexford are investigating the full circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of an 84-year-old man at a house at Ballyedmond, Monamolin, Co Wexford at approximately 4.50pm yesterday.

His body was removed to Waterford Regional Hospital where a full post-mortem examination took place today by the State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy.

Following the post-mortem, it was established that the the man died as a result of asphyxiation.

The scene has been preserved for a full technical examination by the garda technical bureau.

A 50-year-old woman was arrested at the scene in connection with the investigation and is currently detained at Enniscorthy Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4, Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to this investigation, particularly any person who was in the townland of Ballyedmond between the hours of 8am and 5pm on Sunday 19 August 2012.

They are asking people with information to contact the incident room at Enniscorthy on 053 9242580, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any garda station.

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