Gardaí investigating the discovery of a man's body in Dalkey, Co. Dublin say they are keeping an open mind into the cause of his death.
The remains of Michael Burke, who was in his thirties, were found in a laneway off Convent Road at around 8.30am this morning.
Officers say a post mortem will determine the course of their investigation. The Garda technical team arrived at the scene in Dalkey at around 11.30am this morning to examine the area.
Locals in Dalkey are saddened at the discovery. One woman said: "It's shocking news, I live in Dalkey and I was leaving my daughter to school who would usually walk down that road - the school is just at the end. So, it's quite shocking to hear that."
Another woman added she was 'horrified' that an incident like this could happen.
A technical exam is still underway in Dalkey after a mans body was discovered in a lane off Convent Road at 8.30am Today. Gardai are keeping an open mind at this stage of the investigation. pic.twitter.com/0JDHeGtPi5
— Gail Conway (@Gailiana) January 12, 2018
Another Dalkey resident said the news is very sad, saying: "I don't know any detail, or what's involved, but it's a very tragic occurrence, very sad."
As Gardaí continue their investigations in the south Dublin suburb they are appealing to anyone who may have been in the laneway off Convent Road last night or early this morning to contact them.
Anyone who may have been on that laneway overnight or early this morning or anyone with any information is asked to contact Dun Laoghaire Garda station on 01 6665000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.