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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman's body found in Dublin apartment

The man, in his 30s, has been detained at Finglas Garda Station.

LAST UPDATE | 4 Nov 2021

A MAN HAS been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of woman, aged in her 30s, was found at an apartment in Finglas, Dublin, this morning.

The discovery was made at a fifth floor apartment in the Charlestown area of the north Dublin suburb.

Gardaí were called to the complex at approximately 6.15am and discovered the woman’s body inside the apartment.

Sources have said that the woman, who is believed to have been a Brazilian national, had suffered a violent death with extensive head and neck injuries. Her body remains at the scene this afternoon.

The man, who is also aged in his 30s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Sources have said that the gardaí believe the victim knew her attacker. 

He is currently detained at Finglas Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The scene is currently preserved and a technical examination is to be carried out by the Garda Technical Bureau.

The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and a post-mortem will be conducted later today.

The apartment complex has been sealed off and it is understood gardaí are carrying out door-to-door enquiries to search for witnesses. 

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