Detectives were tonight continuing to question man over the fatal stabbing of a 47-year-old woman.
Ann Henry was found on the roadway outside a house at The Spinney in Roscommon Town yesterday with multiple stab wounds.
A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene.
He is being held at Roscommon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
The death, believed to be a domestic incident, is thought to have happened at about 2.30pm.
Investigating officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
The woman’s body was taken to Ballinasloe Hospital for a post-mortem examination.