Investigation launched into discovery of woman’s body and unexplained death of infant boy in Dublin
A seven-month-old boy was found in an unresponsive condition in a house in Dublin in the early hours of Thursday morning.
An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a woman and also the unexplained death of an infant boy in a house in Dublin on Thursday morning.
At approximately 3.45am, following reports of a pedestrian seen acting suspiciously at the M50 (toll plaza) bridge, Gardaí discovered the body of a woman at Lower Road, Strawberry Beds in Lucan.
Following this incident, Gardaí went to a house in Lucan, where a seven-month-old baby boy was found in an unresponsive condition. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
An incident room has been established at Lucan Garda Station and a Technical examination of the scene has taken place. The Coroner and Office of the State Pathologist have been notified.
The body of the infant has been removed to Crumlin Hospital and the body of the woman has been removed to the City Morgue, where post-mortem examinations will be carried out.
The results of post-mortem examinations will determine the course of Garda investigations.
At this stage, investigating Gardaí are treating these incidents as a family tragedy and are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Investigations are ongoing and the family of the mother and child have appealed for privacy at this sad time.