Gardaí Launch Murder Probe After Elderly Victim Found With Horrific Injuries

Dublin - Robinson's Court - Cork St.

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation into the discovery of a body of a male in his 70’s in unexplained circumstances this morning at a residence in the Robinson’s Court area of Cork Street in Dublin 8.

Gardaí in Kevin Street believe he was the victim of a violent assault and was attacked at his home.

He sustained serious injuries to his head and body and may have been struck a number of times with an implement.

The body is due to be removed to the City Morgue later this evening for a post mortem tomorrow (Friday). The State Pathologist, Dr. Heidi Okkers, has attended the scene.

Members of the Gardaí Technical Bureau were also present today having attended the scene.

Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, particularly anyone who was in or passing by the Robinson’s Court area of Cork Street between 6pm on 28/04/2021 – 11am on 29/04/2021.

Anyone with information are asked to contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 666 9400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.