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31st Dec 2017

Murder Investigation Launched In Limerick As People Pay Tribute To Popular Sportsman

Megan Cassidy

Gardaí have upgraded their investigation to a murder probe after a post-mortem on the body of a Limerick man showed he died as a result of stab wounds. 

William “Willie” Lynch’s body was found at a house in Pallaskenry, Co Limerick, shortly after 5pm on Saturday. 

A post mortem at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster revealed that the 35-year-old died from stab wounds to the torso, according to

A 29-year-old man believed to be a close relative of the victim was arrested on Saturday and is being questioned by Gardaí in relation to the incident. 

Brian Barry was a friend of Mr Lynch and told the paper that the soccer and pool enthusiast was the “heart and soul” of the community. 

He said: “He was one of my best friends. We used to go to matches together, we drove everywhere together. He was the life and soul of this place.” 

“I’m just numb. It doesn’t feel real. I was chatting to him all over the Christmas, and we were looking forward to the new year. Now it’s all over.”

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