A team from the pathologist’s office have arrived at the scene of the death of a woman in the West Donegal village of Doochary.
It follows the discovery of the woman’s body in a house in the townland of Coolvoy just before 5pm yesterday.
The fire was extinguished by Emergency Services at approximately 4.40pm. The body of the female, aged in her 80s, was discovered deceased inside the premises.
The scene was preserved overnight and the Garda Technical Bureau conducted a technical examination this morning.
Gardai say the results of the post-mortem examination will determine the course of the Garda investigation.
A man in his 60s was arrested in respect of an alleged offence of criminal damage.
He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 in Ballyshannon Garda Station.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to this incident to contact them at Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 985 8530, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.
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