Tragedy as body of mum found under bridge and baby dead in house

A mum was found dead beneath a bridge hours before her son was found unresponsive and later died.

Police were initially called to Lower Road in the Strawberry Beds in Dublin, Ireland, at around 3.45am on Thursday to reports of a pedestrian seen behaving erratically in the area.

It was there officers discovered the body of a woman underneath the M50 toll plaza bridge, Dublin Live reports.

Police then rushed to a house nearby where a seven-month-old baby was found unresponsive and died at the scene a short time later.

Officers are treating the incident as a family tragedy and are not seeking anyone in connection with the incident.

Detectives from Lucan found no signs of violence or evidence of a violent death when they carried out a forensic examination of the house.

A police spokesman said: “Gardaí (Irish Police) are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a woman on the Lower Road, Strawberry Beds, Lucan, Co Dublin and the unexplained death of an infant boy in a house in Lucan Co. Dublin on 22nd October, 2020.

“At approximately 3.45am on 22nd October, 2020 following reports of a pedestrian seen acting suspiciously at the M50 (toll plaza) bridge, Gardaí discovered the body of a woman at Lower Road, Strawberry Beds.

“Following this incident Gardaí went to a house in Lucan where an 7-month-old baby boy was found in an unresponsive condition. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

“An incident room has be established at Lucan Garda Station and a technical examination of the scene has taken place. The Coroner and Office of the State Pathologist have been notified.

“The body of the infant has been removed to Crumlin Hospital and the body of the woman has been removed to the City Morgue where post-mortem examinations will be carried out.

“The results of post-mortem examinations will determine the course of Garda investigations.

“At this stage investigating Gardaí are treating these incidents as a family tragedy and are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.

“No further information is available at this time. Investigations are ongoing.”