Death of elderly man in Tralee ‘not suspicious’
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.