Investigation after man's body is found in Limerick

The discovery was part of a search for a missing person

Limerick, body, search, missing person, Castletory, investigation,

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Updated: 17.20.

Gardaí are investigating after a man's body was found in a garden in Castletroy, Co Limerick this morning.

A large area around the house at The Pines, Briarfield in Castletory is cordoned off as investigations into the discovery continue.

Gardaí found the body during a planned search of the area earlier today.

The body is that of a man, believed to be in his 30s, which was found in the back of one of the houses.

The area has been sealed off for a technical and forensic examination - while the Office of the State Pathologist has been contacted.

The discovery was part of a search for a missing person in the city, who has been missing since December 30th.

Gardaí are are appealing for information - Superintendent Derek Smart says they're treating the death as suspicious:

Gardaí at Henry Street are investigating, and can be contacted on 061-212-400.