Gardai launch murder inquiry in Waterford

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Gardai have launched a murder inquiry in Waterford, following a post mortem on the body of a young woman, found in the city on Friday.

She’s been named as 31 year old Samantha Walsh.

The alarm was raised when friends became concerned when they failed to make contact with her.

Gardai discovered the body at an apartment at Thomas Court on Thomas Street in Waterford city at around 3 o clock on Friday afternoon.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination was conducted by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Curtis, at University Hospital Waterford yesterday and as a result of the findings Gardaí have commenced a murder investigation.

They are trying to track Samantha’s last known movements and are talking to neighbours and reviewing CCTV footage.

An incident room has been set up at Waterford garda station and anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai.