A man remains in Garda custody following the death of Bruna Fonseca in Cork.
Yesterday, the 28-year-old woman was found dead by Gardaí at Liberty Street in the city centre; a man was arrested and taken to Bridewell Garda Station
“That man continues to be questioned at the Bridewell Garda Station,” Ralph Riegal, Southern Correspondent with the Irish Independent, told Newstalk.
“The 29-year-old was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and that gives Gardaí 24 hours to question him.
“The 24 hours does not include rest breaks - so technically it can extend beyond a 24 hour period in terms of duration.
“The body was removed from the property of Liberty Street - which is smack bang in the centre of Cork City.
“Ms Fonseca’s body was taken to Cork University Hospital at lunchtime yesterday where a full post mortem examination was conducted by the assistant state pathologist.
“For operational reasons, the Gardaí have not disclosed the findings of that post mortem but we understand that Ms Fonseca did meet a violent death.”
Gardaí are understood to be examining CCTV footage from Cork City centre and a technical examination has been carried out at the premises.
Bruna Fonseca had only been living in Ireland for a short amount of time and had worked as a hospital cleaner until her death.
“This woman came to Ireland with dreams of doing things with her life,” he said.
“Whether it be to make money, to move back to her native Brazil but she was in Ireland for less than 12 months.
“We understood that she had been working as a librarian in Brazil but had travelled to Ireland in the middle of last year to undertake work.”
Main image: A Garda inscription on a jacket in March 2022. Picture by: Ronin / Alamy Stock Photo