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15th May 2017

Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses After Body Of A Young Mother Found In Kilkenny


Gardaí are looking for witnesses after the body of a woman was discovered in County Kilkenny yesterday afternoon.

The woman has been named as 29 year-old Rita Apine, who’s understood to have a young child according to RTÉ News.

Her body was discovered in a house at Bridge Street in Freshford shortly after mid-day yesterday with serious injuries. She was taken to St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny, where she later died.

A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the investigations and is being held at Kilkenny Garda Statkion.

Officers are especially interested in speaking to people who visited the local Costcutter shop, or who may have been in the Bridge Street area of Freshford Village, between 8am and 1pm on Sunday who may have heard or noticed anything out of the ordinary to contact them.

A post-mortem will be carried out on her body today and a full technical examination of the scene is being carried out.

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