Inquest into death of Naas woman postponed due to criminal investigation

Naas Courthouse.     Photo �Tony Keane
An inquest into the death of a Naas woman has been adjourned because of an ongoing criminal investigation.

An inquest into the death of a Naas woman has been adjourned because of an ongoing criminal investigation.

At the Kildare Coroners Court on Monday last, 10 June, the inquest into the death of 47-year-old Elizabeth Duff on 19 August last was adjourned following an application by Garda Inspector Mark Foley.

Evidence of identification and the medical cause of death was given before the Coroner, Dr. Denis Cusack.

Terry Duff, of Monread Heights, whose brother, Raymond, was married to Ms. Duff, gave evidence of identifying her to the Garda around 6.25am on the day of her death.

Garda Sgt. Gerry Goode said he identified the body to the State Pathologist, Dr. Marie Cassidy.

The pathologists report said that the immediate cause of death was “blunt force trauma” to Ms. Duff’s chest and limbs, while a contributory factor was acute alcohol intoxication.

Dr. Cusack said the evidence in no way prejudiced any criminal issues and before adjourning the matter he extended his deepest sympathy to Ms. Duff’s family.