A murder investigation has been launched by Gardai following the death of a woman in Kilbree, Westport on Friday.

A post-mortem examination was completed yesterday afternoon on the body of 41-year-old Valerie French Kilroy at Mayo University Hospital yesterday by acting State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan.

Details of the results of the post-mortem are not being released at this stage for operational reasons. A man arrested in connection with the investigation remains in Garda custody.

The woman’s body was found at a house in the Kilbree area of Westport on Friday morning.

The arrested man remains in custody at Castlebar Garda Station.



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