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Criminal investigation opened following post-mortem of man who was found dead outside house in Cork city suburb

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Gardai have opened a criminal investigation following the death of a man in a Cork suburb early on Saturday morning.

The man, 20s, was found outside a house in Eagle Valley at around 1.10am after officers received reports of someone lying unconscious.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and he was taken to CUH where he was later pronounced dead.

Gardai were initially treating the death as “unexplained” and were exploring all possibilities.

Following a port-mortem the case has been upgraded to a criminal investigation.

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The exact details of the post-mortem aren’t being released for operational reasons.

Togher gardai have now established an incident room and an appeal for anyone with information has been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact them on 021 494 7120.

A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí have commenced a criminal investigation into the death of a man in unexplained circumstances in Cork city. The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 29th August, 2020.

“Gardaí and Emergency Services were called to the scene at approximately 1.10am following reports of an unconscious male at a residence at Eagle Valley, Wilton, Cork city.

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“The man, aged in his late 20s, was taken to Cork University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A post-mortem has since been completed on the body of the male, the results of which will not be released for operational purposes.

“The criminal investigation into this matter is ongoing.

“An incident room has been established in Togher Garda Station. Anyone with any information in relation to this matter is asked to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 494 7120.”

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