Investigation launched after man accused of his wife’s murder is found dead

A man, accused of the murder of his wife, has been found dead in his prison cell.

Keith Lee, whose wife’s body was found in a wardrobe in a flat in Dublin, was discovered unresponsive this morning.

The body of 38 year old Joanne Lee also known as Joanne Ball was found wrapped in a sleeping bag in a wardrobe at a flat in Ranelagh in Dublin in February.

It’s believed she had been had been dead for at least 48 hours.

Her estranged husband Keith Lee was found injured at the scene after he had jumped or fallen out of a third floor window when gardai entered the flat.

He had been one of the ones to report her missing but gardai were alerted to the Ranelagh flat when her car was spotted outside it.

Keith Lee was treated in hospital for a month and was then later charged with Joanne’s murder in March.

He was brought to court in a wheelchair still suffering from injuries he sustained in the fall and was awaiting trial in Mountjoy prison.

This morning, when prison officers entered his cell, they found the 42 year old unresponsive and he was later pronounced dead.

An investigation is underway but no foul play is suspected.