Pensioner who lived alone may have been dead three months (Full Story)

Pensioner who lived alone may have been dead three months (Full Story)

By Maurice Garvey

GARDAÍ made a grim discovery recently – finding the bodies of deceased residents within days at two separate addresses in lower Ballyfermot.

A pensioner who lived alone and may have been dead for up to three months, was discovered on Lally Road on January 21.

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In a separate incident, a middle-aged man, originally from Milbrook Lawns, Tallaght, was found dead at his bedsit on nearby Decies Road on January 26. He lived alone and was last seen three weeks previously.

No foul play is suspected in either case, but local residents have expressed their sadness at the manner of the discoveries.

Pensioner Ellen Kilmurray (68), was found by gardaí after they received a phone call from the woman’s niece.

According to local reports, it appears she could have been deceased for up to three months, including over the Christmas period.

A senior Ballyfermot garda source told The Echo: “She lived by herself. A niece contacted gardaí on January 21, concerned that she hadn’t seen her in a number of months, and noticed a top window open.

“Gardaí went to the house and gained access through the front window. It appears she may have fallen. No suspicious activity is suspected. We won’t know what the cause of death is until the inquest and coroner report.”

Just days later, Ballyfermot gardaí received a call from a landlord, concerned for a tenant living above the Ladbrokes on Decies Road.

“He was discovered on the floor,” said the garda source.

The man was named as Edward Quinn (43), originally from Millbrook Lawns, Tallaght.

A message from his family on said he died “unexpectedly” and “will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends.”

Funeral arrangements for Mr Quinn are being organised by Fanagans Funeral Directors, Tallaght.

The Echo understands the deceased were private people, and their reclusive nature was a factor in their bodies not being discovered for some time.

Ballyfermot resident Joe Fitzgerald appealed for people to look out for their neighbours.

Mr Fitzgerald said: “We don’t have the same sense of community these days. I would appeal for people to knock on the doors of their neighbours, to see if they are okay.”

Reverend Richard Delahunty, Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, was called to give a blessing for Mrs Kilmurray and described it as “a very sad case.”



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