Further tests required on bodies found in Limerick

Further tests required on bodies found in Limerick

Further tests are to be carried out on the bodies of a man and a woman found at a house near Askeaton in Co Limerick yesterday.

Post mortems were carried out on the badly decomposed remains last night, but no cause of death was established.

The State Pathologist Marie Cassidy has attended the scene in the house near Askeaton, Co Limerick, where the bodies of two people were discovered. Report by Jimmy Wolfe Video by Dan Linehan

More testing will now be conducted, which is likely to take some days.

Gardaí have said the bodies have yet to be positively identified. It's understood notes were found in the house with instructions on what to do with their remains.

However, local reports suggest the remains are those of local farmer Thomas Ruttle, who was 56, and 65-year-old Julia Holmes who was wanted by Gardaí, the PSNI and the FBI on fraud charges.

Further tests required on bodies found in Limerick

Julia Holmes

Gardaí are asking any witnesses, or anyone with information, to contact them at Newcastle West or any garda station.

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