The badly decomposed body of a man, believed to be that of a 70-year-old Englishman, has been found in an isolated house near Dunmanway.
The remains of the deceased were taken from the house – which is set in woodland 4km north of Dunmanway in the townland of Gortnamuckla – on Saturday afternoon and brought to University Hospital Cork.
The grim discovery was made after a neighbour noticed that the man had not collected his mail from a post box at the end of the boreen leading to his home and contacted the gardai.
The gardai have indicated that there is nothing to suggest that a crime had been committed but a post-mortem will be carried out at University Hospital Cork this morning, Sunday, November 27th to establish the exact cause of death.
The man, who has yet to be named, was well known in the Dunmanway area, but gardai are anxious to establish the last confirmed sighting of him.
Anyone with any information can contact the garda confidential line is: 1800 250025 and the number for Clonakilty Garda Station is 023 8821577.