Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a man's body in unexplained circumstances in Co Westmeath.

The remains of the man in his 60s were found at a house in Rattin near Miltownpass shortly after 6pm.

The house has been sealed off for a technical examination.

The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place tomorrow.

Gardaí say the results of the post-mortem will determine the course of their investigation.