Gardaí investigating the discovery of a body in a burnt out car in Cork 3 years ago

Gardaí investigating the discovery of a body in a burnt out car in Cork

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who travelled in the area on Monday evening to come forward.

Gardaí are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body in a car at Inniscarra near Ballincollig in County Cork.

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The alarm was raised at approximately 6.15pm when a car was discovered on fire in a field off the R618 Inniscarra road.

Cork County Fire Services attended at the scene extinguished the fire.

A body was discovered inside the car.

The identity of the deceased has yet to be determined.

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The scene is currently preserved and both the Office of the State Pathologist and local Coroner have been notified.

A post-mortem is expected to be carried out on Tuesday 18 December, the outcome of which will determine the course of a Garda investigation into the case.

The investigation is ongoing and updates will follow.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who travelled along the R618 Inniscarra road between approximately 5.30pm and 6.15pm or can assist with their enquiries to contact them at Gurranabraher Garda Station 021-4946200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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