Investigation launched after body discovered on a path in Cork
Gardaí have launched an investigation following the discovery of a man's body on a path in Cork on Sunday.
The body was found near Castletownsend Road on the outskirts of Skibbereen town in the afternoon.
Officers have since confirmed that the man was in his early 40s.
The man's body has since been removed to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem is set to take place and the results of this will determine the course of the Gardaí investigation.
A spokesperson told Cork Beo: "Gardai in Skibbereen, Cork were alerted to the discovery of a body of a man (early 40s) on a path on Castletownsend Road, Skibbereen, Co. Cork yesterday afternoon Sunday 8th January 2023.
"The body has since been removed from the scene to CUH where a post-mortem will take place in due course.
"The results of the post-mortem will determine the course of the investigation. A file will be prepared for the Coroners Court."