Woman arrested after body of missing man found in garden under plastic sheet, pallets and turf

Michal Rejmer
Michal Rejmer

A 34-year-old woman has been arrested by gardai following the discovery of a body in the search for a missing man.

The woman was detaiend on Friday evening and is currently being detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 4 of thr Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Two individuals had previously been "assisting gardai" in their investigastions. 

Officers in Limerick have begun a murder probe after the body of missing man Michal Rejmer was found in the garden of his home.

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The discovery was made on Friday, with the remains of 38-year-old Polish national found underneath a plastic sheet, pallets and turf in the garden of his own home in the Briairfield estate in Castletroy, Limerick.

Mr Rejmer had been working in McDonald’s in the Castletroy area of Limerick and had been living in the city for some time.

He was a keen sportsperson  and was a member of Dooneen Athletic Club in Limerick city.

The marathon runner was reported missing to gardai at Henry Street Garda Station on January 6 but had not been seen since December 30.

 Superintendent Derek Smart of Henry Street Garda station said:

“We are currently talking to two people who lived in that house at the time and they are assisting us here at the station at the moment and letting us know exactly what they know about the this time nobody has been arrested.”

He added: "We have begun house-to-house inquiries in the area of Briarfield and I'm appealing for anybody who may have been in the area from December 30 to come forward if they have seen or heard anything suspicious, or if they are aware of any information whatsoever which led to this person being found at the rear of the garden.”

The cause of death is not yet known and a postmortem is being carried out on Saturday morning by Professor Marie Cassidy at University Hospital Limerick.

Anyone with information in relation to Mr Rejmer’s death is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212400, the Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.