The body of a young man has been found in Cork city, in a yard off Douglas Street just after 11am today.
The remains have not yet been identified. A post mortem is due to be carried out at Cork University Hospital later today.
A search operation for 18-year-old student Caolan Mulrooney was being carried out in the area at the time of the discovery.
The search operation for Mr Mulrooney has now been suspended.
Irish Examiner reporter Eoin English said the discovery was made at a place known as Blue Anchor Lane at the Capwell Road end of Douglas Street, a narrow lane running perpendicular to Douglas Street.
"The scene has been sealed off for a full forensic and technical examination of the scene," he said.