A second body has been discovered in Limerick after a man in his 40s was found dead in Steamboat Quay Carpark on Friday. The second body is believed to belong to a man in his 60s.
Two bodies have been discovered in the Limerick city vicinity in the past few days – unrelated to each other.
The first body, believed to be a man in his 40s, was discovered on Friday (October 6) at approximately 5am, in Steamboat Quay Carpark, with a second body following on Saturday (October 7) at approximately 8:30am.
The second body found was discovered at a residence on the Old Cratloe Road, and belonged to a man in his 60s.
The deceased was taken to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem examination, with a forensic and technical inspection of the scene carried out by Gardaí.
The body is suspected to have been at the residence for a significant period of time.
This situation echoes a previous instance in County Tipperary, where an elderly couple was found dead in their isolated home, having been deceased for 18 months, leading to a larger discussion regarding isolation and the elderly.
According to Gardaí, there is no connection between the deaths of these Limerick-based men.
While the scene on Old Cratloe Road is still being investigated, foul play has been ruled out. However, the scene at Steamboat Quay was preserved by the Gardaí to allow for a forensic investigation following the discovery, while the body remained at the scene. Following the conclusion of a post mortem, gardaí now say they are preparing a file for the Coronor’s Court and the death is no longer being ruled suspicious, as it originally had been.