Garda divers search the river in Westport today. Photo: Conor McKeown

River search as probe continues into Westport death

GARDA divers searched the river which flows through Westport today (Tuesday) as part of their ongoing investigations into the death of a 40-year-old woman in the town at the end of last month.

Detective Supt. Joe McKenna, lead investigator of the probe into the death of Sylwia Adamaczyk, confirmed the search of the Carrowbeg River relates to efforts to uncover items which might be of evidential value.

Ms. Adamaczyk, a Polish national, was found dead in an apartment on Castlebar Street, Westport, on Saturday, July 31. She had been working locally prior to her death.

Gardaí are not releasing details of a post-mortem which was conducted by a State Pathologist, Dr. Heidi Okkers.

Ms. Adamaczyk’s body remains at the morgue of Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, pending the finalisation of funeral arrangements.