A third man has been found dead following the discovery of the bodies of two males at a farm in Co. Cork last night (Thursday, February 25th).
Shortly before midnight, Gardai in Mitchelstown were alerted to an incident at a farmhouse and lands at Curragorm, Mitchelstown.
The Irish Times reported that Gardaí were called to the scene following a call from a woman who told them her father had been killed at his family’s farm. The farm is located down a boreen, off the N73 between Mitchelstown and Mallow.
Local uniform and plainclothes Gardaí attended the scene supported by Armed Support Units.
A male in his 60s was discovered deceased in the farmyard.
Following a further search, the body of a second male in his 60s was also discovered in a shed on the farmyard. Both males are related, according to Gardaí.
The Irish Times reported that Garda believed that one or possibly two men on the property may have been armed with a gun.
Gardaí commenced a search for a third male, also related, believed to be driving a Red Toyota Corolla Carvan, bearing the registration number: 03 WW 1556.
In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said: “This car was subsequently found by Gardaí parked at an unconnected farmhouse at Killacluig, Mitchelstown. This car has been removed from the scene for a technical examination.”
“An Garda Síochána have discovered the body of male in a river in a remote location nearby. Investigations are ongoing at this time to recover and identify this body.”
A number of scenes have now been preserved for technical examination by the Garda Technical Bureau today.
The bodies of the two males remain at the scene. Dr. Margot Bolster, Locum Assistant State Pathologist will attend the scene and post-mortems will be carried out at Cork University Hospital later.
Appeal for information
An Garda Síochána appeal to any person with information on the incidents that occurred last night to contact investigating Gardai at Mitchelstown Garda Station 025 84833, the Garda Confidential Number 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.