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Appeal for witnesses after body found close to car in Beara

November 1st, 2019 9:39 AM

By Southern Star Team

The body was found close to the deceased's car at Tuosist on Beara.

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GARDAÍ are now appealing for witnesses following the discovery of body of a man in his 60s in a ditch, close to his car, off the Kenmare to Castletownbere Rd last week.

Shortly before 7am last Thursday, October 24th, gardaí received a report of a possible road traffic collision at Clonee, Tousist, off the main Kenmare to Castletownbere Road.

The alarm was raised when the body of a man in his 60s was discovered in a ditch close to his car.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

It’s believed his car, a black Renault Modus (registration 05-TN), was on the roadside from the previous night and had struck a ditch before coming to a stop.  

The body of the deceased was removed to University Hospital Kerry where a post mortem examination was carried out.

A file will now be prepared for the coroner. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and in particular to anyone in the vicinity of Tousist between 9pm on October 23rd and 7am on  of October 24th who may have observed an 05 TN registered black Renault Modus.

Gardaí are also appealing to motorists with dashcam footage recorded in the area during the times outlined to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064-667 1160 the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.  

Enquires are ongoing. 

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