GARDAÍ in Carlow are appealing to the public to help identify a body that was discovered near Cox’s Lane, Carlow last Tuesday.
Members of the investigation team have trawled through hostels and letting agents across the county in an effort to identify the young man, but to no avail. The cause of death is unknown because a post mortem can’t be carried out until the person is formally identified.
“We believe that he was only new in town. Talking to people who spoke to him, we think that he may have been in Carlow for ten days or up to two weeks before his death. There’s also a possibility that he could be eastern European, but we don’t know from what country,” a garda spokesperson told The Nationalist. “It’s a sad case.”
The body was discovered last Tuesday evening, 25 July, at approximately 9pm by a passerby, who alerted the gardaí. The man had no identification at all on him but he did have a house key, leading investigators to believe that he may have been living locally.
He is aged between late 20s and early 30s and is 5′ 10″ in height. He is of stocky build and has short, dark, neat hair.
The man was wearing a red, white and navy top with the words McKenzie written across the chest. He was also wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and black trainers with a white sole, while he also had a blue hoodie with him.