Suspicious Death Under Investigation In Co Tipperary

gardaNenagh Gardaí are investigating the suspicious death of a young man here in Co Tipperary.  The body of the young man, aged in his early twenties, was discovered at a house in Bruach Tailte, Nenagh, yesterday afternoon at approximately 4.30pm.

The man has now been named locally as Mr Pearse O’Brien from Belleen, (Portroe Rd / N.52) Nenagh and it is understood that the deceased, who worked in the construction industry, may have been attending a party at the location in which his body was discovered.

Mr O’Brien’s body remained at the scene up to this afternoon; awaiting the arrival of Assistant State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis to conduct a preliminary examination and Gardaí confirm that a full post mortem is expected to be carried out later at University Hospital in Limerick.

According to some local sources, it is understood that Mr O’Brien, who is survived by at least one sister, returned to Nenagh just prior to Christmas, intending to spend some time with his family, having emigrated to the area of Perth in Australia some two years ago.

The scene currently remains preserved for a technical examination and the Garda Technical Bureau are at the scene.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

UPDATE:  (31/12/2014) A post-mortem carried out by the Deputy State Pathologist Mr Michael Curtis yesterday has now confirmed that Mr O’Brien’s death is not being treated as suspicious. The post-mortem revealed that Mr O’Brien’s death was brought about by natural causes and is being  treated as a case of sudden death.

Our sympathies remain with his family and friends at this time.


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