A man is still being questioned by gardaí investigating the murder of a 19-year-old woman in Co Galway.

The 22-year-old man, who was arrested this morning, has had his period of detention extended by 12 hours.

The woman, who it is believed was originally from the Czech Republic, had been living in Indreabhán in Connemara, where she cared for a person with a disability.

Her body was found outside a bungalow at Na Minne on a minor road just off the main Connemara coast road shortly after 2am this morning.

A post mortem examination was completed tonight.

Gardaí say that, for operational reasons, they are not releasing any details of the examination at this time.

Garda technical experts spent this morning examining the murder scene 25km west of Galway city.