Gardai in Offaly have upgraded their investigation into the death of 64-year-old man in Edenderry to a murder investigation.
At approximately 2.45pm on February 16, the body of 64-year-old Thomas Dooley, known locally as ‘Toddy’, was discovered when Gardai were called to his house at Sr. Senan Court in the town. Mr Dooley, who had sustained injuries to his upper body, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post mortem was carried out by the State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy at the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore but the results are not being released for operational reasons.
A family liaison officer has been appointed and an incident room has been established at Tullamore Garda Station.
Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have spoken to or seen Mr. Dooley between 11am on Thursday, February 13 and 2.45pm on Sunday, February 16 to contact them. They are also carrying out door to door interviews in the area.
They are also appealing to anyone who witnessed any unusual or suspicious activity in the vicinity of Sr. Senan Court, Edenderry, in the same time frame to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station 057-9327607 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.