Body of baby in Killarney released to family

Wednesday 09 March 2016 23.29
A special mass was celebrated in Polish and English for baby Karol and his family
A special mass was celebrated in Polish and English for baby Karol and his family

The body of the 11-month old baby found dead in Killarney on Sunday, and whose death is at the centre of a garda investigation, has been released to his family.

A man who was found with serious injuries in the apartment has been transferred to Cork University Hospital.

A post-mortem on baby Karol Rozycki  was carried out on Monday. However, the results are not being released for operational reasons.

Coroner for South Kerry Terence Casey officially released the infant's remains to the child's mother Anna Rozycka and her family yesterday and the remains were being taken in charge by the family this evening. 

The remains are to be taken by his family on a flight to Poland on Friday and the burial is to take place in his mother's home town of Bielsko-Biala, near Krakow on Saturday.

Ms Rozycka raised the alarm after returning home from work at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel at around 6pm on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the man found with serious injuries in the apartment at the time, father  of the child, Andrzez Piolunowicz has been transferred from Kerry University Hospital to Cork University Hospital because of the nature of his injuries.

Gardai said the apartment is still sealed off and investigations are continuing.

Statements have been taken from a number of people and gardaí are also waiting to interview the injured man.

A special mass, celebrated in Polish and English  for baby Karol and his family in Killarney's St Mary's Cathedral on Tuesday, drew a large attendance from both the Polish and Irish communities.

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