Post Mortem Results Due Following Discovery Of Woman’s Body In Wicklow

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.

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