Skibbereen investigation upgraded to murder

Pathologist Marie Cassidy and Forensic detectives examine the scene in the carpark in Skibbereen where the alleged assault is believed to have taken place. Pic: Provision

GARDAÍ investigating the death of 51-year-old John Ustic and the discovery of his body on the morning of the 25th September 2017 at a house at High Street, Skibbereen have received the results of the post-mortem following its completion on Tuesday evening.

The post-mortem results have established the man died from injuries resulting from an assault and the death is now being treated as a murder investigation.

Gardaí wish to appeal for any person who was in the High Street area of Skibbereen on Sunday 24th September 2017 between 7.30pm and 10.30pm to contact Skibbereen Garda Station on 028 23088, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.