Woman held over Co Donegal murder

Thu, Jun 21, 2012, 01:00

A woman remained in custody tonight for questioning after the body of 67-year-old Seamus Doherty was found dead on the bathroom floor of his Donegal home

Although gardaí did not initially suspect foul play; a postmortem carried out by State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy at Letterkenny General Hospital on Tuesday afternoon indicated Mr Doherty had suffered a traumatic death. The investigation was then upgraded to a murder enquiry.

Mr Doherty was found dead at his home at Drumacanoo in Churchill at around 1.30am on Sunday.

Gardaí yesterday arrested two people in connection with the murder; a man in his 40s who was arrested yesterday evening and a woman in her 50s who was detained this morning.

The male was later released without charge. The woman is being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Letterkenny Garda station.

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