September 17, 2021

BREAKING: Murder investigation launched after discovery of partially dismembered body in Cork

Gardai have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a partially dismembered body of a man in Cork.

The body was missing the head and one arm and is believed to be that of a middle-aged man. His remains were found in undergrowth in the garden of a derelict house on Boreenmanna Road in Cork city at 3pm yesterday.

Assistant State Pathologist Dr Heidi Okker visited the scene this morning. She will conduct a full post mortem examination at Cork University Hospital (CUH) this afternoon.

Gardai will give an updated briefing on the case later this evening, but a Garda source has confirmed to that they are now treating the case as a murder investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Bridewell Garda Station on 021 4943330, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.


Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating, and He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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