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Garda probes after the body of an elderly man is said to have been used by a man to receive benefits in the post office.

A man brought another man’s body to the post office to receive the deceased man’s pension, it has been claimed.

Reportedly, the postal worker in the town of Carlow told him he would need the man present to receive his benefits, he is said to have returned a short time later with the dead body. tried to be transported.

Gardai was alerted after postal staff raised the alarm

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Gardai was alerted after postal staff raised the alarmCredit: PA: Press Association
Gardai clears the body of a man left behind at the post office on Staplestown Road in Carlow

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Gardai clears the body of a man left behind at the post office on Staplestown Road in CarlowCredit: Dylan Vaughan

Gardai was warned after postman raised the alarm after noticing the man was not moving.

A source said it appeared the man “brought a dead man to the post office” to collect money.

The investigation is currently focused on determining the man’s cause of death and could then expand to look at whether fraud was involved.

No arrests have been made.

Gardai believes the man may have died of natural causes and that services from the Garda Department of Engineering and the State Office of Pathologist have been requested to assist them.

Garda’s Press Office said Gardaí is “currently investigating all circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of an elderly man in Carlow area” earlier today.

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The state pathologist’s office will conduct an autopsy, the results of which will determine the course of the investigation.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí is investigating all circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of an elderly man in the Carlow area this morning, Friday, January 21, 2022.

“Services from the Garda Technical Department and the State Pathologist’s Office have been requested.

“An autopsy will be conducted by the State Office of Pathologist, the results of which will determine the course of the investigation.”

Gardai is investigating the man's death

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Gardai is investigating the man’s deathCredit: Reuters

https://www.thesun.ie/news/8244378/garda-probe-mans-body-used-collect-pension-post-office/ Garda probes after the body of an elderly man is said to have been used by a man to receive benefits in the post office.

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