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RIP Gardai investigating after woman's body found in Lixnaw, Co Kerry

Gardaí and paramedics raced to the property after the alarm was raised but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a woman's body in north Kerry today.

The grim discovery was made at a property at Slí na Faiche outside Lixnaw early on Monday morning.

Gardaí and paramedics raced to the property after the alarm was raised but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is understood she had been dead for some hours.

The semi-detached home was immediately sealed off pending an examination by Garda forensic experts.

A vehicle parked outside the property was also forensically examined by Gardaí.

Detectives also notified the Office of the State Pathologist.

Later, the woman's body was removed to University Hospital Kerry (UHK) for a full post mortem examination.

Kerry Gardaí said the nature of their investigation will be determined by the findings of the post mortem examination and related toxicology tests.

A Kerry garda source said they are currently keeping an open mind on the investigation.

Investigations are ongoing, a garda spokesperson said.

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