Irish police are investigating reports of two men trying to monetize the deceased man’s pension.
The man reportedly brought the body to the post office to make money.
After people became suspicious, the man fled the scene and was reported to have been called by authorities.
According to Irish media reports, two men supported the corpse and brought it to a post office in Carlow, Ireland, in an attempt to collect a pension for the dead.
Gardai, an Irish police officer, began an investigation on Friday after a post office worker was suspicious and called authorities. No money was given to a man who was believed to know the deceased personally. Irish Independent report.
according to Irish TimesIncidents like “Burney’s Weekend” happened after a man first came to the post office alone to collect his pension and the staff told him that the pensioner needed to be present.
The man left with another man as well as his body and returned immediately. A woman living near the post office told Independent that her daughter had witnessed a man carrying her body to the building.
“She was out of my house at the time and said the man looked sick because his legs were dragging the ground,” a woman who didn’t want to be named told the outlet.
After the others became suspicious, the two men left their bodies and escaped from the scene.
Paramedics and Gardai responded to the scene. A man named Peder Doyle, who was identified as a local in his 60s, was later declared dead, The Times reported. His house has been declared a crime scene.
Local lawmaker Fergal Brown told the outlet that the case was “shocking and very upset for everyone in the area, especially for post office staff.” He also said that the deceased was “a decent man, very much appreciated, liked, and did not offend anyone.”
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