Gardaí plans to open a murder investigation after a woman in her 70s was found dead in her home in Caulkery.
The body of a woman locally named Miriam Burns, mother of four, was found at 1:15 pm on Monday at the Ardshanaburi estate in Killarney.
Gardai has officially treated the 75-year-old death as unexplained and is awaiting posthumous results to determine the course of the investigation.
A Garda source said: Irish Examiner Mr. Burns had not been seen for several days and neighbors had raised alarms.
“The neighbors got worried and called security,” the senior security officer confirmed.
‘A terrible loss’
Killarney Alderman Donal Grady described Ms Burns as “a lovely, vivacious woman who was a friend to all”.
Speaking to RTÉ Radio’s News at One, Mr Cllr Grady said Ms Burns was a very pleasant person and her death would be a “huge loss” for the town of Killarney.
“She was everyone’s friend. We are all broken and devastated.”
People were very shocked by the news of her death and the circumstances.
“She was riding her bike every day, calling people to make sure they were okay. I will miss you.
Cllr Grady said he understands that one of Burns’ sons called neighbors and asked them to check on their mother because she hadn’t heard from her in several days. . It was then that a terrible discovery was made and the neighbor was called Gardai.
“We remember her as a woman who was always in good spirits. She always had a big smile on her face and was everyone’s friend. She was a very popular and resilient girl. She was 75 years old.” Maybe, but I looked fifty years old.
“She was a beautiful woman, a lovely woman.” – Additional Report: Vivienne Clarke
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