Couple found dead in Tipperary lay undiscovered for at least a year
The bodies were left undiscovered for a "considerable" amount of time.
The bodies of an elderly couple found in Tipperary lay undiscovered for at least a year, Gardaí confirmed.
The man and woman, aged in their late 70s, were discovered at a bungalow in Cloneen, Tipperary.
Their residence is located just 4km outside of Cloneen village.
Gardaí believe they had been dead for a considerable period of time.
The bodies had been there for so long that they will need dental records to formally identify the deceased.
It is believed the couple was originally from England.
Gardaí made the discovery shortly after 4 pm on June 20th.
Locals believed the man and woman had moved away during the pandemic.
They told Gardaí that they had not seen the couple since 2020.
Neighbours alerted Gardaí after they grew concerned about the couple.
A source told The Irish Mirror, "The bodies could have been there for a long, long time."
"Some neighbours thought they had moved away but sadly that wasn’t the case."
When Gardaí entered the home, they found the couple's bodies.
They had reportedly been living in the area for a couple of years.
Locals said they kept to themselves, but would say hello to the couple.
They also said the pair were not close to locals.
Post-mortem examinations will now take place on their bodies.