THE scene was preserved where a body has been found near Inniscarra, outside Ballincollig.
Gardaí are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body in a car at Inniscarra.
The alarm was raised at approximately 6.15pm last night, when the car was discovered on fire in a field off the R618 Inniscarra road. Cork County Fire Services attended at the scene extinguished the fire.
A body was discovered inside the car. The scene was preserved and both the office of the state pathologist and local coroner were notified.
A post-mortem was carried out this afternoon. The body is that of a woman in her 50s. Gardaì are treating the incident as a personal tragedy. A file will be prepared for the Coroner’s Office.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who travelled along the R618 Inniscarra road between approximately 5.30pm and 6.15pm or can assist with their enquiries to contact them at Gurranabraher Garda Station 021-4946200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.