Tuesday 17 September 2019

Estonian woman died in a tragic accident

Deputy State Pathologist Dr. Michael Curtis at the scene in Cluain Dara, Clonard, last week.
Deputy State Pathologist Dr. Michael Curtis at the scene in Cluain Dara, Clonard, last week.

By Maria Pepper

A Wexford undertaker is liaising with the Estonian Embassy in Dublin to finalise the funeral arrangements for a woman whose body was found at her home in Cluain Dara.

The body of Triin Tampu who was in her fifties, was discovered in the Clonard estate where she lived, at approximately 7.30 p.m. last Tuesday night, sparking a preliminary Garda investigation.

Because Ms. Tampu had sustained a head injury, there was an early question mark over whether her death was suspicious, although garda sources described their decision to call in the Deputy State Pathologist as 'precautionary'.

The scene was preserved following the discovery and the body remained in the house overnight. Deputy Pathologist Michael Curtis arrived on Wednesday morning to conduct an examination.

A post-mortem examination was carried out at Waterford University Hospital and after initial results were made known, gardai confirmed that the Estonian woman's death was not suspicious and that she had died as a result of injuries sustained in a fall.

It is believed that Ms. Tampu fell and hit her head, possibly against a locker, and that her death was the result of a tragic accident. It is expected that an inquest into the tragedy will be held in Wexford at a later date.

Residents in Cluain Dara were shocked and saddened to hear that a neighbour had died in such tragic circumstances.

The Estonian Embassy was notified of Ms. Tampu's death and made contact with members of her extended family in Estonia in an attempt to locate her next of kin. It is believed that the deceased woman does not have any siblings and her parents are deceased.

On Monday of this week, Ms. Tampu's body remained in Waterford University Hospital pending the release of the remains to next of kin.

A local undertaker was in contact with the Estonian Consul awaiting a decision on funeral arrangements.

Wexford People

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