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Gardaí identify man found dead in Cork

Frankie Dunne's body was found outside a house in Cork

GARDAÍ have identified the man whose dismembered body was found at a house in Cork.

Frankie Dunne (64) from Cork city was discovered on Saturday.

A murder investigation was launched after Mr Dunne's body was found decapitated and without arms.

The Office of the State Pathologist visited the scene and later conducted a post-mortem examination.

The results have not been released by gardaí for operational reasons, but it is understood Mr Dunne died violently.

In recent months, Mr Dunne was living in high-support housing operated by Cork Simon.

It is close to Castlegreina House, where his body was discovered by a neighbour in the yard. The house has been unoccupied for years and there have been several incidents of anti-social behaviour in the area.

Garda detective superintendent Michael Comyns said Mr Dunne's body was only at the scene for a few days.

He added that he would not say if the murder took place in the area where the body was found. He said officers were conducting house-to-house inquiries as part of their investigation.

A niece of Mr Dunne paid tribute to him on social media saying his family and friends were "all numb and in shock".

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