Woman's body discovered in Dublin home this evening


Speaking outside the crime scene Thursday evening, Lee's uncle, John Curry told local media the family was in a state of shock. We knew something was up, we just couldn't put it together.

The grim find was made when cops broke down a barricaded door at 3.45pm after discovering the house had been recently used by Joanne.

She was the focus of a Garda missing persons appeal after she was reported missing by her husband on Tuesday.

"All I can say is why, why, why take a attractive girl, so young, so pretty, away from us all?"

Joanne Lee also known as Joanne Boyle was last seen at her parent's home in Garristown in Meath on the 5th of February.

The scene was sealed off for a technical examination and the body remained there until after the State Pathologist arrived.

'I'm so upset, just can't speak, ' he said.

Her estranged husband Keith Lee (42) has not been arrested as he is being treated for multiple injuries at St James's Hospital after he jumped from a third-floor window on Thursday afternoon when gardai raided the flat where Ms Lee was found.

"Then we got a phonecall this afternoon". They also suspect the killer was planning to transport her body before detectives found her in the wardrobe.

He added, "all I can say is why, why, why, why?" This is a attractive girl, so young and so pretty, away from us all. We had a feeling something was up. Her body was found wrapped in a sleeping bag by gardaí who forced entry into a house on Ranelagh Road. "We were searching... everyone".

Independent Dublin city councillor Ruairi McGinley said following the discovery that: "It's your worst nightmare".

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Donnybrook Garda Station on 01-6669200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.