The body of a man found in Waterford this morning has been named locally as Joe O’Brien of Spring Garden Alley, Waterford, which is about 15 minute walk from where his body was discovered.
A garda technical team arrived shortly after midday today at the apartment complex in Scotch Quay, Waterford [pictured] where the body of the 60-year-old man was found, and are continuing to examine the scene, which was preserved overnight.
A postmortem to establish the cause of death will be carried out later.
The body was discovered when Gardaí responded to a 999 call to Waterford Garda Station at around 9.45 pm last night.
Gardaí and ambulance arrived and found the man with head injuries and he was unresponsive.
CPR was carried out, and a doctor called, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A number of inquiries were then made by gardaí at the scene, as a result of which two people, a 47-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman, were arrested.
They are being held under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Waterford city garda station, where they can be held for 24 hours from the time of their arrest.
Superintendent Chris Delaney of Waterford Gardaí has revealed that up to 50 gardaí including crime scene investigators are working on the case.
Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have noticed anything unusual in the area between 9.30 pm and 10.30 pm last night to contact them at Waterford Garda Station on 051-305300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.