Gardaí to hold media briefing on taxi man’s death at 3pm today
Gardai have announced that they will hold a press conference in Dundalk later today following the death of a taxi man in his mid 50s in Kilcurry in the early hours of this morning.
They said in a press release: “A media briefing will take place at Dundalk Garda Station this afternoon Monday 28 September 2015 at 3pm by Gardaí investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a man, aged in his mid 50’s, at Kilcurry, Dundalk County Louth.”
The discovery was made in the Kilcurry area around 3am with Gardaí closing a road at Carnmore, off the R177 Dundalk to Armagh Road, this morning as part of their investigations.
The man is understood to have been a taxi driver from Dundalk town centre and was stabbed to death after a violent attack.
His body was discovered by a female driver around 3.15am.
The man was pronounced dead and his body remains at the scene, which has been preserved for technical examination. His family visited the scene earlier this morning.
The State Pathologist has been notified of the incident with Gardaí appealing for anyone who was in the area in the early hours of this morning to contact them at Dundalk Garda Station. They are treating the death as suspicious, with the likelihood that the investigation will be upgraded to murder upon the results of a post mortem.