Post-mortem to be carried out on body of young Polish man who froze to death

Muriusz Ejdys
Muriusz Ejdys

A post-mortem is to be carried out on the body of a young Polish, who is believed to have frozen to death after falling asleep in an abandoned mill.

Muriusz Ejdys, who was in his 30s, was found dead in the Old Mill in Buncrana on Thursday evening.

Locals feared that Mr Ejdys, who was well known in the area, died in the sub-zero temperature conditions that settled over Donegal during the week.

A Garda forensics team sealed off the area on Friday morning as they investigated his death but it is suspected that he died after falling  asleep following a night out.

Local Sinn Fein county councillor Jack Murray said the entire community was in shock.

“This is a young man who has been found dead in our community,” he said. “The thoughts and prayers of everyone goes out to him and his family.”

Mr Ejdys had been arrested for a minor public order offence the week before but had been released from custody on November 17.

His remains were transferred to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem was due to be carried out last night.

“Garda confirmed that they they were  investigating the sudden death of a man in his 30’s in Millbrea, Buncranna.

“This incident is not being treated as suspicious at this time,” the Gardaí added.