Post-mortem underway on baby found dead in Kerry

The 11-month-old boy was pronounced dead by paramedics

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Killarney garda station via Google Earth

The body of a baby boy found at an apartment in Killarney yesterday afternoon has now been removed from the scene to University Hospital Kerry for a post mortem.

The 11 month old was found dead at an apartment on Upper High Street in the town yesterday afternoon when his Mother returned from work.

A Polish man in his thirties - believed to be the baby's father - was also found with serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he's continuing to receive treatment.

An incident room has been set up and a family liason officer has been appointed.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses - particularly anyone who was in the vicinity of the apartment complex between 1pm and 6pm yesterday. 

Park Place Apartments in Killarney, where the baby is believed to have died. Via Google Earth

 

Gardaí are hoping to interview the injured man once he is deemed medically fit.

A garda technical team will also examine the apartment.

Radio Kerry reporter Fiona Stack spoke to Newstalk Breakfast earlier.