Irishman’s body found in southern France

4th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

PAU, France, April 4 (AFP) - The body of a 62-year-old Irishman, Kevin O'Rourke, who lived in southwest France for nearly 25 years, was found at his home at the weekend in suspicious circumstances, police said Monday.

PAU, France, April 4 (AFP) - The body of a 62-year-old Irishman, Kevin O'Rourke, who lived in southwest France for nearly 25 years, was found at his home at the weekend in suspicious circumstances, police said Monday.

O'Rourke, who was a municipal councillor in the village of Saint-Girons - 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of Biarritz - was discovered on Saturday, partially undressed and with his feet and hands tied.

"There are no signs of violence. Nor did we see any sign of a break-in or a robbery," said local prosecutor Eric Maurel who is leading the judicial enquiry. He said the building was locked from the inside.

The village mayor Pierre Lafargue said O'Rourke was married with two children. His wife had gone to the town of Nantes on a work trip, Lafargue told AFP.

O'Rourke worked at a nursery school in the nearby town of Orthez and was active in the social life of the village, the mayor said.

© AFP

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