Updated: 17/04/18 : 08:00:35
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Offaly investigation following discovery of newborn body found in car boot before Easter

Gardai are investigating the discovery of a newborn baby in the boot of a car.

The infant was found dead in County Offaly just before Easter.

It is reported the newborn baby's body was discovered on March 29, near Birr in County Offaly,

The infant was found in the boot of a car and it is believed the mother had given birth in the vehicle a number of days before.

It is understood the case came to light after she presented herself to hospital.

A post-mortem at Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, carried out on Sunday, April 1, concluded that the child died of natural causes.

A file is to be prepared for the coroner.