Death of el­derly man in Tralee ‘not sus­pi­cious’

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By SI­MON BROUDER

GAR­DAÍ say they are not treat­ing the death of an el­derly man whose re­mains were found on waste ground in the Bo­her­bee area of Tralee as sus­pi­cious.

The man’s body was found at the rear of a derelict prop­erty on a va­cant site op­po­site Austin Stack Park GAA sta­dium at 7.15pm on Sun­day evening.

The scene was pre­served overnight and mem­bers of the Garda Tech­ni­cal Bureau car­ried out an ex­am­i­na­tion of the area on Mon­day.

A post mortem ex­am­i­na­tion was car­ried out on Mon­day.

Gar­daí said pre­lim­i­nary re­sults of the post mortem in­di­cated that there was noth­ing sin­is­ter about the man’s death.

It is thought the man – who was aged in his 70s – may have died ei­ther as a re­sult of in­juries sus­tained in a fall or due to a se­ri­ous pre-ex­ist­ing med­i­cal con­di­tion.

A Garda spokesper­son said that foul play is not sus­pected and that a file is be­ing pre­pared for the lo­cal coroner.

The man – who is un­der­stood to be orig­i­nally from the Bal­ly­heige area – had pre­vi­ously ac­cessed ser­vices for the home­less in Tralee but he had not been in con­tact with lo­cal home­less sup­port agen­cies since March.

His name will not be re­leased un­til all his rel­a­tives have been in­formed.

Gar­daí at the scene in Bo­her­bee, Tralee where an el­derly man’s body was found on Sun­day evening. Photo Dom­nick Walsh

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