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Woman discovers body of missing Waterford man in boot of rental car

He was missing from his home for almost two weeks
Stock Image | Deposit Photos

Stock Image | Deposit Photos

Clodagh MeaneySunday World

A woman in her 20s discovered the body of a missing Waterford man in the boot of a rental car.

The Irish Mirror reported that on Monday, the woman rented the GoCar in her local area to make a short journey to Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny.

Before long she was forced to pull over after noticing a strange smell emanating from the vehicle.

Upon checking the boot, she found the body of the man (40s) who had been missing since July 7th.

She immediately contacted Gardai, who the following day stood down their search for the man who vanished from his home in Ferrybank, Co Waterford almost two weeks prior.

Gardai have not launched a murder investigation in relation to the matter.

It is believed that the deceased was the person who rented the car immediately before the woman who found the body.

The self-service car rental allows customers to rent a car for as little as one hour.

Patrons can book a vehicle and unlock it using in-car technology.

A spokesperson for GoCar said: “GoCar is assisting An Garda Síochána with its investigation into the tragic incident that occurred earlier this week in Kilkenny.

“We express our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the deceased at this time.”

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