Gardaí in Kells are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal assault of a woman in her 20s in Athboy today.
Gardaí responded to a call of an unresponsive woman in a house in the Rathmore area of Athboy in the early hours of this morning.
Her body remains at the scene, which is currently preserved for forensic and technical examination.
A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the matter and is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, in Ashbourne Garda Station.
A Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed and an incident room has been established at Kells Garda Station.