Appeal for information after woman's body discovered in Cork

Amy McCarthy's body was discovered at a derelict building on Sunday

Appeal for information after woman's body discovered in Cork

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A post mortem has taken place on the body of a young mother, who was found dead Sunday at a derelict building in Cork city.

Gardaí say they are keeping an open mind on the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of Amy McCarthy (22), who has been described by friends as 'kind hearted and caring'.

Door-to-door inquiries are underway and gardaí are examining CCTV footage to determine her last movements before entering the building.

Emergency services were called to the vacant building on Sheares Street at around 7.00am on Sunday morning.

Paramedics found her in an upstairs room in the building, and she was pronounced dead a short time later.

A forensic examination of the scene was carried out yesterday.

The body was taken from the scene and brought to Cork University Hospital, where a post mortem took place today.

Gardaí say they are not releasing details of the post mortem for operational reasons.

There have been no arrests to date in connection with the investigation.

It is believed a number of people who had been living in the vacant building had availed of homeless services.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have noticed anything unusual in the Sheares Street area to contact them.

They are particularly appealing to anyone who can assist in tracing the whereabouts of Amy McCarthy between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Bridewell Garda Station on 021-494-3330 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.