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Tragic deaths Gardai continue to investigate baby's 'unexplained' death and tragic discovery of mum's body in Dublin

A post-mortem has been carried out on the body of the baby.


Shackleton Way in Lucan, Co Dublin.

Shackleton Way in Lucan, Co Dublin.

Mark Condren

Shackleton Way in Lucan, Co Dublin.

Gardai say they are continuing to investigate "all cirumstances" surrounding the discovery of the body of a woman and the death of a baby.

The woman's body was discovered at Lower Road, Strawberry Beds, after she jumped from the M50 toll bridge at around 3.45am today.

She had been seen behaving erratically on the bridge after driving to it and getting out of her car.

Gardai investigating the tragedy found that the car was registered to an address at Shackleton Way in nearby Lucan.

It is understood that when they called to the property, the woman’s partner was asleep and he was awoken by the officers.

The seven-month-old baby’s body was discovered in the house. The devastated man had been unaware that the little child was deceased.

A post-mortem has been carried out on the infant's body but the results are not being released for operational reasons.

Gardai say that they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the tragic deaths with the infant’s death being currently described as “unexplained.”

A post mortem on the woman will take place tomorrow, Friday 23 October 2020.

A garda spokesperson said: "The primary focus of the investigation team at this time is the preparation of an investigation file for the Coroner in respect of the still unexplained death of the infant boy.

"Investigating Gardaí continue to liaise with the family and are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.

"The family of the mother and child have appealed for privacy at this sad time."

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