Gardai investigates the death of a talented pianist in search of vital information on the latest movements

GARDAI investigating the death of a talented pianist last week believes people she knows have vital information about her final moves.

Louise Muckell died last Wednesday following an apparently serious assault.


Louise Muckell died last Wednesday from an apparently serious assault1 credit
Gardai is investigating Louise's death


Gardai is investigating Louise’s death

Gardai said she was found with “serious injuries” on Tuesday night in Rathkeale, and they suspect she was the victim of an assault in a Limerick City flat some time before.

Ms Muckell was originally from Roches Road, Rathkeale, but had an address in Cois Deel in the west town of Co Limerick.

Gardai is investigating a theory that a person or people she knew hold vital information about the circumstances of the assault and her movements before and after sustaining the injuries.

Gardai suspects Ms Muckell may have been driven by a third party on a 60km round trip from Rathkeale to Limerick City and back home last Tuesday.

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It is suspected that she was attacked at a location in the city center before being driven home.

Gardai is going through CCTV footage in Rathkeale and Limerick City, to try to piece together Ms Muckell’s last movements and whether she was in the company of others at the time.

Gardai have carried out house-to-house inquiries in the Cois Deel estate, as well as in the vicinity of Windmill Street, Limerick City, where they believe Ms Muckell was assaulted.

An autopsy on Ms Muckell’s body has been carried out by state pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster, but Gardai has not yet released the results of the autopsy.

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