Murder investigation launched following death of 75-year-old woman in Kerry 1 month ago

Murder investigation launched following death of 75-year-old woman in Kerry

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Update: Thursday, 18 August @ 3.05pm

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The man aged in his 50s who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday in connection with the discovery of 75-year-old Miriam Burns has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Update ends

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A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Kerry in unexplained circumstances.

75-year-old Miriam Burns was discovered at a residence in Ardshanavooley in Killarney at approximately 1.15pm on Monday (15 August).

A post-mortem examination was conducted on Tuesday afternoon (16 August) at University Hospital Kerry by State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster.

An incident room has been established at Killarney Garda Station, and a murder investigation has commenced under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

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A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to the family to keep them informed of the investigation.

The scene at the residence at Ardshanavooley remains preserved at this time.

Gardaí are appealing to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area of Killarney between 5pm on Friday (12 August) and 1pm on Monday (15 August) and observed any activity which drew their attention to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area who may have camera footage, including dash-cam, are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

A male in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and is is currently being detained at Killarney Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.