Tragic death of Jimmy at his home
THE tragic death of a 65-year-old Clonroche man was recalled at an inquest in New Ross on Thursday.
Jimmy Fox died of a self inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Tominearly, Clonroche on December 8. In his statement Garda Darren Sane said he was called to Clonroche that morning where he found Mr Fox's remains at the bottom of wooden steps leading up to his caravan. He spoke with the deceased's brother Sean who formally identified the remains.
Mr Fox's grandson Dean McKeown, from Enniscorthy, said Mr Fox always had two guns in the house, a rifle and a double barrel shotgun.
He called to see him on December 7, adding that he may have been the last person to see him alive.
Siobhan Flynn, Clonroche, said she was out walking her dogs when she saw Mr Fox lying on the ground. She alerted a neighbour who contacted emergency services. Pathologist Dr Nigam Shah said death was due to head injuries from a gunshot wound. Coroner Sean Nixon recorded a verdict of death by suicide, expressing his condolences with the Fox family.