A woman in her 30s was arrested near the scene after a young boy was found dead in a car shortly before midnight in Co Waterford, Ireland
A six-year-old boy has been found dead in a car in Co Waterford, Ireland, shortly before midnight, police have confirmed.
A woman in her 30s, believed to be related to the youngster, was arrested near the scene in Dunmore East and is being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at a police station in Co Waterford. The boy’s body was taken to Waterford University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
The scene is currently being preserved for forensic examination and the local Coroner and Office of the State Pathologist have been notified. Irish police said enquiries are ongoing and the results of the post-mortem examination will determine the course of the investigation.
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A Garda statement issued this morning said: “Gardaí in Waterford are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the death of a young boy, aged 6, whose body was found in a car at Dunmore East, County Waterford shortly after midnight this morning, Friday February, 9, 2024.
“A woman in her late 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at a Garda Station in County Waterford. The body of the deceased has been removed to Waterford University Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The scene is preserved for forensic examination and the local Coroner and Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.
“Results of the post-mortem will determine the course of a Garda investigation. Enquiries are ongoing, and additional updates will be provided as available.”