A couple in their 70s may have been dead for up to a year before being discovered yesterday afternoon in Co Tipperary.
Dental records may be needed to formally identify the couple.
Their bodies were found yesterday afternoon in a house in Cloneen, between Fethard and Mullinahone.
Local residents were concerned as they hadn't seen the couple, aged in their 70s, for a long time.
Ralph Riegel, from the Irish Independent, says the gardai are keeping an open mind in their investigation.