A post mortem's expected to be carried out today on the body of a woman in County Mayo.

The woman's body was discovered in Westport yesterday afternoon and gardai were called to the scene.

The discovery was made on Castlebar Street in the town and officers made the find at an apartment there shortly before 3pm.

The Coroner for Mayo, Pat O’Connor has been notified of her death and a State Pathologist is due in the town today to carry out a post mortem on her body.

The woman, whose name is not being released, is believed to have been living in the apartment for some time.

The body remained at the scene overnight and gardai sealed off the area for a forensic examination.