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Post-mortems carried out on bodies of three brothers found dead in Co Cork

An ambulance crew at the scene near Kilacluig, close to Michelstown, Co Cork on Friday where the body of a third brother was found. The previous evening, the bodies of two other brothers were found at a farm in north Cork. Picture by Brendan Gleeson/PA Wire
Marie Louise McConville

Post-mortem examinations have been carried out on the bodies of three brothers who were found dead in Co Cork.

Emergency services were called to a farmhouse at Curragorm, near Mitchelstown on Thursday night where the bodies of 66-year-old Willie Hennessy and Paddy Hennessy (60) were discovered in the yard and a shed.

The body of Johnny Hennessey (59) was found in a river the following day.

Gardaí say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the deaths.

It was confirmed yesterday that post-mortem examinations had been carried out on the three remains however gardaí said the results would not be released for operational reasons.

They are continuing to appeal for information on the movements of a red Toyota Corolla - registration 03 WW 1556 - between midnight on Thursday and 10am on Friday.

A number of scenes are still being preserved and technical examinations are continuing.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission said in a statement that it had received a referral on Friday "from a Garda Superintendent related to possible contact between An Garda Síochána and one of the deceased prior to the incident" and it is now investigating.

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