POST MORTEM RESULTS DUE FOLLOWING DISCOVERY OF WOMAN’S BODY IN WICKLOW
Gardaí are awaiting the results of a post mortem examination on the body of a woman found in Co Wicklow yesterday evening.
The remains were discovered near Ashford during a search for missing Wicklow woman Anne Shortall.
Around 100 people had been searching for the 47-year-old who had not been seen since last Friday afternoon.
Gardaí have cordoned off a second site about 10kms from where the body was discovered.
Crime reporter with the Irish Mirror, Garreth McNamee, says the scene of the discovery is a quiet, rural area.
“The area…would be a sort of townland outside of Ashford – it wouldn’t be a massive place at all” he said.
“When I speaking to a couple of locals who said (it) was absolutely massively out of character for the area”.
“Anything of this sort of incident, it would never happen – so everybody was speaking of their shock” he added.