Gardaí locate mother of infant found dead in Limerick

Gardaí in Co Limerick have located the mother of a newborn baby girl found dead in the attic of a house in Rathkeale earlier this month.

The remains were discovered on July 5 in the Bloosom Hill area when the landlord of the property was conducting checks after a tenant moved out.

However, the discovery only emerged in yesterday's newspapers.

Gardaí have now confirmed that they have located the mother of the child, a woman in her 20s from Co Limerick who has two other children and who had been renting the house.

They say they do not believe the infant died a violent death.

The mother is understood to have gone through a difficult period in her life and apparently gave birth to the child alone in the house.

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