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Gardaí launch investigation as woman’s body discovered in Ennis

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Gardaí have launched an investigation following the discovery of a woman’s body in Ennis on Tuesday morning.

At approximately 6am on Tuesday morning, passers by of the River Walk area came across the body of a woman who in her mid forties. Emergency services were notified around the time.

Circumstances surrounding her death remain unclear. The woman was walking with the aid of a crutch and wearing a dark grey top with black runners

A post mortem is taking place at University Hospital Limerick. The results of this examination will influence what line of investigation Gardaí follow.

Superintendent Brendan McDonagh of Ennis Garda Station outlined that there is no indication of foul play at present. Gardaí are examining CCTV footage as part of the investigation.

Gardaí are appealing to anybody who saw the lady walking in the environs of Parnell Street, Woodquay or Riverwalk between 10pm on Monday night and 6am on Tuesday morning to contact them on 065 6848100.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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