Police in the Republic of Ireland have warned of the dangers of leaving people in vehicles unattended, after a woman’s corpse was found in a car parked on a country road.
The body of 25-year-old Marie O’Sullivan, who was due to begin a degree in health services at a Dublin college on Saturday, was found inside a silver Honda Civic that was parked in front of her home in the village of Lough Lough in County Donegal.
“We can’t speculate as to the cause of death, but this is a terrible loss for the community,” Detective Superintendent David Fitzpatrick said.
“There is an element of desperation involved.
This woman was well known in the area and we can’t think of any other way of contributing to the loss of life in that area.”
It’s a terrible, tragic loss.
There is an assumption that there are always better ways of life out there, but the reality is this is not.
“Detective Superintendent Fitzpatrick said she was from Lough O’Brien in Co Donegal and was studying at the University of Dublin.”
I know it is a very difficult area to live in, especially for those in the rural areas of Northern Ireland,” he said.
The area around Lough Lagoon has a population of between 1,000 and 1,200.
The county’s roads are lined with cars, but there is no sign of the vehicle being in use.”
This is a horrific tragedy and I would urge anyone who has any information about this to contact the police immediately,” Detective Chief Inspector Michael McNeill said.
Police are also appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicle on Sunday to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.