Elderly man's body found in Westmeath

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of the body of an elderly man in Co Westmeath.

The body of the 80-year-old man was found in a house at Main Street, Kilbeggan shortly after 10am today.

The scene has been preserved for technical examination and the State Pathologist's Office has been notified.

A full investigation into the circumstances of the death is underway.

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