Woman and teen daughter found dead along with unidentified man in 'murder suicide' case
37-year-old Giselle Irinna, 15-year-old Alyson, and a 38-year-old man yet to be identified, were discovered three days after they died at the flat in Newry in Northern Ireland
Three people, including a mother-daughter duo, were found dead in a flat in Northern Ireland, in what police say might be a case of "murder-suicide," according to reports.
The bodies of 37-year-old Giselle Irinna, 15-year-old Alyson, and a 38-year-old man who is yet to be identified, were discovered three days after they died at the flat in Newry, Co Down on Thursday, according to the Daily Mail.
The unidentified man is said to be from Scotland and is believed to have been in a relationship with Irinna.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has now initiated a murder probe into the incident. However, authorities said that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
"She was a quiet girl, hard working. When she was with us she was very funny," a friend of the mother and daughter told Belfast Live. The duo reportedly lived in the flat with their two dogs and had one family member in the region living close by.
PSNI Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy, in a statement on Thursday, said: "At about 11 am this morning the police received a call from a concerned member of a family worried that they hadn't been in contact with the family for a number of days."
"Police officers responded to a flat at Glin Ree Court in Newry and forced entry to the flat and found inside the bodies of three people. At this stage the bodies are those of a young female, aged approximately 15, a female aged approximately 37 and a male aged approximately 38," the officer said.
"As yet we have no defined cause of death for those individuals. At this stage I do not believe that anybody else is involved in the deaths of those three individuals and I'm not currently seeking anybody else in connection with their deaths. At this stage I'm treating this as a murder investigation, the exact cause of death with regard to the three individuals is as yet unclear. The cause of death is as yet undefined but I'm content at this stage to conduct a murder investigation to establish the cause of death and the circumstances," he added.