Body found in a car in County Cork
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Body found in a car in County Cork

Gardaí are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body in a car at Inniscarra near Ballincollig.

The alarm was raised at approximately 6.15pm this evening when a 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 identity of the deceased has yet to be determined.

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The scene is currently preserved and both the Office of the State Pathologist and local Coroner have been notified.

A post-mortem is expected to be carried out tomorrow afternoon (18/12/2018).

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who travelled along the R618 Inniscarra road between approximately 5.30pm and 6.15pm – or anyone who can assist with their enquiries - to contact Gurranabraher Garda Station 021-4946200or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

The investigation is ongoing and updates will follow.