Investigators were reportedly ‘alarmed’ at the circumstances in which they found the body of a woman in Killarney yesterday.

Gardaí. Image shows a blue Garda lamp outside a grey stone wall.

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The body of Miriam Burns – a 75 year old mother and Grandmother – was discovered at a house just outside the town at lunchtime.

Gardaí are said to be treating the death of ‘unexplained’, however the results of a post mortem will determine the course of their investigation.

Kerry-based journalist Anne Lucey says door-to-door inquiries are being carried out in the area.