Gardaí Search For Car In Connection With Discovery Of Two Bodies In Mitchelstown

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Garda in North Cork have issued an appeal for help from the public in tracing the whereabouts of a red Toyota corolla registration number 03 WW 1556. The public are asked to call 999 with any information but not to approach the vehicle.

Gardaí are currently at the scene of an incident at a domestic premises outside of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, following the discovery of the bodies of two elderly men. Officers were alerted around midnight when they received a call from a woman who told them her father had been killed at his family’s farm at Curraghgorm, three miles northwest of Mitchelstown.

Gardaí under Supt Padraic Powell of Fermoy Garda station requested the services of the Armed Support Unit (ASU) as they believed that one or possibly two men on the property may have been armed with a gun. Armed Support Units from Cork and Limerick were sent to the scene and established a cordon around the farm, which is down a boreen, off the N73 between Mitchelstown and Mallow and near Kildorrery.

The first man who was killed lives in Co Tipperary with his partner but frequently returned to visit the family home even though he has not is the registered owner. The second brother who died lives at the farm even though he too had no title to the property It is understood a third brother, the registered owner of the farm,  is not at the scene and gardaí are looking for him. The bodies remain at the scene and a double murder investigation is under way.

Gardaí are continuing to trace the whereabouts of a red Toyota Corolla Van, registration 03-WW-1556. Any members of the public with information are asked to call 999 immediately. The public are cautioned not to approach this vehicle.