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Foul play not ruled out in Westport death


SCENE A Garda car parked outside the apartment on Castlebar Street in Westport, where the body of a woman was discovery on Saturday afternoon. An investigation into the death is continuing. Pic: Paul Mealey

Edwin McGreal

Gardaí are have not ruled out foul play in the death of a woman whose body was discovered in Westport at the weekend.
The deceased (40), who has been named as Sylwia Adamczyk, was found in an apartment above a pub on Castlebar Street in the town on Saturday afternoon.
A Garda technical examination of the scene was still ongoing yesterday (Monday). A postmortem was completed by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Heidi Okkers, but the results are not being released for operational reasons.
The deceased was originally from Pudz in Poland, and her body had been there for some time, An Garda Síochaná believes.
It is understood the woman lived at the address with her partner and her brother, and that one of these individuals returned home on Saturday after being away for a number of days. He raised the alarm after discovering her remains.
Locals says the woman had lived in the apartment for some time and had worked in the hospitality industry in Westport for a number of years.
“This is a terrible tragedy,” local councillor Christy Hyland told The Mayo News.
“It is a huge shock, and our thoughts and prayers go to the family.
We’re not used to something like this happening in Westport, and people are shocked.
“It is a very hard time too for the emergency services who have to attend at the scene, and we often forget the impact this has on them, having to go to such a scene,” he added.

*This article was updated on August 4

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