These are the first pictures of a mother and daughter who were found dead in their flat – along with a man – in a suspected murder-suicide.
The bodies of the mum and daughter, named by a friend as Giselle Irinna, 37, and Alyson, 15, went undiscovered for three days, it is understood.
Ms Irinna, originally from Colombia, teenager Alyson and a 38-year-old man, who hasn’t been named, were found dead at the home in Glin Ree Court in Newry, Co Down, on Thursday.
The man, said to be from Scotland, is believed to have been in a relationship with Ms Irinna, Belfast Live reported.
Police Service of Northern Ireland has launched a murder investigation and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
A friend of the mother and daughter said: “She was a quiet girl, hard working. When she was with us she was very funny.”
The pair lived in the flat in Newry with their two dogs and had just one family member in the area.
It is understood Ms Irinna’s sister lived locally.
PSNI Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said officers forced their way into the flat after a concerned family member raised the alarm.
He told reporters: “At about 11am 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.
“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.”
Sinn Fein Councillor Charlie Casey Belfast Live he was briefed on the case by a police officer.
He added: “What he did say was we can rule out gas and carbon monoxide.
“Other than that it’s a bit of a disaster.
"When the news and the information does come out it will be a shock to the entire community.”
The mother and daughter’s friends have placed flowers at the scene.
Neighbours weren’t sure if the man lived in the block of flats.
One said: “I very rarely saw the man.
"He didn’t give the impression he lived there.”
Another added: “The mum and daughter kept themselves to themselves.
“It’s a great area so it’s a shock for all the residents. It’s a very, very quiet, very reserved area.
“You would have passed the daughter in the elevator, you’d have passed her in the stairs, you’d have passed her coming in the door.
“She was a really nice kid, she was just like any other child would be.”
The neighbour said the man "kept to himself", adding: “You’d wouldn’t have seen him about that often.”
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