Body found outside Cork city

Gardaí have sealed off land just outside Cork city following the discovery of a man's body in a slurry pit.

Body found outside Cork city

By Eoin English

Gardaí have sealed off land just outside Cork city following the discovery of a man's body in a slurry pit.

The remains were found on farmland in the Whitechurch area on the northern outskirts of the city this afternoon.

Arrangements are being made for garda technical experts to conduct a detailed technical and forensic examination of the scene, before the remains are removed for post mortem.

Update at 9.43pm: A post-mortem is to be carried out on a man's body found in a slurry pit on a farm near Cork City.

The remains, were discovered in in Rahaniskey, near Whitechurch, this afternoon.

The scene has been sealed off to allow Gardaí carry out forensic tests.

A formal identification will take place tomorrow morning.

While the cause of death will be established through an autopsy at Cork University Hospital.

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