Gardaí are not treating as suspicious the death of a woman whose skeletal remains were found yesterday in Co Wexford.

The remains were discovered by a person out walking their dog near Ballyandrew.

A post-mortem examination was carried out today at University Hospital Waterford by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan.

Gardaí believe that the woman was originally from Italy, and had been living in Ireland for a number of years.

They believe the woman, who was in her 50s, and had been living rough in the Ferns area.

They say she may have fallen or suffered a heart attack at the area where her body was found.

Gardaí also say that the body had been there for approximately 12 months.

They say they will endeavour to formally confirm the woman's identification with DNA records of relatives in Italy, but say that this may take some time.