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Thursday 17 August 2017

GARDAI are investigating the discovery of a man's body by a Cork roadside.

GARDAI are investigating the discovery of a man's body by a Cork roadside.

The man, aged in his 40s, was discovered at lunchtime yesterday outside Ballinhassig, Co Cork.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was later taken to Cork University Hospital (CUH) for a post mortem examination.

Gardai are keeping an open mind about the matter and said the nature of their investigation will be determined by the results of the post mortem examination.

However, at this stage there is nothing to indicate that the death was suspicious.

One theory being examined is that the man may have been the victim of a fall as he walked home.

The body was found around 100m from the man's home.

It is unclear how long the man's body lay by the roadside before it was discovered.

He is understood to have lived alone.

Gardai will not release the man's name until all his relatives have been notified.

The post mortem examination will be conducted at Cork University Hospital (CUH) by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster.

Full toxicology tests will also be conducted.

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