Her body was found in a wardrobe in a house in Ranelagh

The discovery of a woman’s body in south Dublin is now being treated as a murder investigation.

The remains of Joanne Lee were discovered in a wardrobe in Ranelagh yesterday – and may have been there for several days.

Gardaí are now treating her death as a murder investigation following the results of a post mortem.

Superintendent Gerry Delmar says they were led to Ranelagh after spotting her silver Nissan Micra, and gardaí are appealing for any information.

A man, who gardaí believe is her estranged husband, was found at the scene with serious injuries.

Joanne (38) - also known as Joanne Ball - was last seen on February the 5th at her parents home in Garristown in Co Meath and was reported missing earlier this week.

Speaking in Ranelagh last night, her uncle John Curry said the family is heartbroken.

Gardai are now trying to trace Joanne’s last known movements, and whether she was killed in Ranelagh or elsewhere and her body moved here.