Family pay touching tribute to 'one of a kind' man found dead in Limerick flat
Heartbreaking tributes have been paid to a man in his 40's whose body was discovered at an apartment in Limerick on Sunday evening.
The deceased man, who has been named locally as Martin Clancy, was discovered by his brother at a flat on Little O'Curry Street in the city at 6pm yesterday afternoon.
Taking to social media, his sister-in-law Jennifer Heelan, said: âWe're so bad at the moment.â
She added: âRIP Martin, my brother-in-law you were one of a kind with heart of gold.
"Youâll be missed from your brother James, me and your three beautiful nieces who you loved to bits xxx.â
A source told the Irish Mirror that the grim find "looked like foul play" and another said the victim had "lost a lot of blood".
Gardai will decide today on whether to launch a murder investigation.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to piece together how the man died.
Local non-party councillor John Loftus said: "The whole streetâs blocked off.
"[Little OâCurry Street] is kind of a thoroughfare, itâs all two storey and three storey apartments.
"Itâs a pretty quiet place, a very quiet area.
"Iâve lived here for years - itâs only a street or two away from my home.â
Body of man discovered at flat in Limerick
Mr Loftus added that ânothing like this has happenedâ in that region of the city.
He said he 'initially thought it might have been someone found out in the cold'.
"Last time there was anything like that (murder) was years ago.
"Itâ s mostly just rented accommodation and everyone just keeps to themselves.
"Iâve lived in the city centre and itâs one of the quietest places Iâve ever lived in my life."
If Gardai launch a murder investigation it will be the fourth violent death since around New Yearâs Eve.
A Garda spokesman said: "GardaÃ in Henry Street are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a male in his 40s at a flat on Little OâCurry Street shortly before 6pm this evening.
"The scene has been preserved and the offices of the state pathologist have been notified.
"The services of the Garda Technical Bureau have also been requested.
"GardaÃ wish to appeal for witnesses or to anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in or around Little OâCurry Street to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. "Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now
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