Body of third brother discovered in river after bodies of two brothers found in remote farm

Gardaí have found the body of man in a river following the discovery of the bodies of two brothers in a farm near Mitchelstown, county Cork.

Friday, 26th February 2021, 12:31 pm

Shortly before midnight on Thursday, Gardai in Mitchelstown were alerted to the an incident at a farm house and lands at Curragorm.

Local uniform and plain clothes gardaí attended the scene assisted by Armed Support Units.

A male in his 60s was discovered deceased in the farmyard.

The bodies of two men were discovered at a farm in the early hours on Friday morning - the body of a third man was found several hours later in a river.

Following a further search, the body of a second male in his 60s was also discovered in a shed on the farmyard.

Gardaí commenced a search for a third male believed to be driving a Red Toyota Corolla Carvan, 03 WW 1556.

This vehicle was subsequently found by Gardaí parked at an unconnected farmhouse at Killacluig, Mitchelstown.

This car has been removed from the scene for a technical examination.

An Garda Síochána have discovered the body of a man in a river in a remote location nearby.

Investigations are ongoing at this time to recover and identify this body.

A number of scenes have now been preserved for technical examination by the Garda Technical Bureau today.

The bodies of the two males remain at the scene. Dr. Margot Bolster, Locum Assistant State Pathologist will attend the scene and post mortems will be carried out at Cork University Hospital later.

An Garda Síochána appeal to any person with information on the incidents that occurred last night to contact investigating Gardai at Mitchelstown Garda Station 025 84833, the Garda Confidential Number 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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