A photograph of a woman who was found dead in the Phoenix Park in Dublin on Wednesday has been issued by gardai in an attempt to identify her.

Despite extensive enquiries gardai have been unable to identify the dead woman.

Gardaí believe that she may be a foreign national and may not yet have been missed by her family and friends.

The woman died as a result of internal trauma caused by multiple stab wounds to her upper body.

She is described as being 4' 10", of medium build, with short brown hair, with light brown eyes, and aged in her late 30's to early 40's.

When she was found she was wearing a green/grey fleece zip-up jacket, a rugby-type top with red and blue stripes and three-quarter length pink leggings. Her toe nails were painted with gold nail varnish.

Gardaí seeking help identifying womanShe also wore a St Anthony-style gold chain necklace tied with a piece of string, a silver cross and chain necklace and gold hoop Creole-type earrings.

A white scarf and black zip-up jacket were found nearby as was a black lady’s bicycle.