Gardaí appeal for assistance into suspected murder of young Mayo man

A suspected murder investigation is continuing in Mayo after a 21-year-old died over the weekend.

Joseph Deacy of St. Albans in England, who was on holidays in the Swinford area, was found with serious head injuries at the house he was staying in in Gortnasillagh.

The alarm was raised by a passer-by at around 6.00am and the young man was taken to Mayo University Hospital and later transferred to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin where he was pronounced dead.

Superintendent Tony Healy from Claremorris Garda Station is appealing for information.

"We are appealing to the local community for any assistance that they can provide us in establishing the facts of this incident," he said.

"A family liaison officer has been appointed to liaise with the family and an investigation team is conducting enquiries into the cause of death."

Gardaí appeal for assistance into suspected murder of young Mayo man


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