Update 7.14pm: The body found in a burnt out car near Ballincollig, Co Cork yesterday evening is that of a woman in her 50s, gardaí confirmed.
A post-mortem on the woman's body has been completed.
Gardaí are treating the incident as a personal tragedy.
A file will be prepared for the Coroner’s Office.
Update 7.01am: Gardaí in County Cork are investigating after a body was found in a burnt out car near Ballincollig.
The blaze broke out at around 6.15pm yesterday evening in a field off the R618 Inniscarra Road.
It was later extinguished by emergency services.
A post-mortem is due to take place later today on the body, which has not yet been formally identified.
Gardaí say the results will determine the course of their investigation.
They are also appealing to anyone who was on the stretch of road between 5.30pm and 6.15pm last night to contact them.
Gardai have launched an investigation after the body of a woman was found in a burning car in a field near #Ballincollig #Cork c6.30pm. They have appealed to anyone who travelled the R618 Inniscarra Rd between 5.30pm and 6.15pm to contact them on tel: 021-4946200.— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) December 17, 2018