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IrelandElderly couple found dead in their bedroom 'may have both fallen'

06:20  14 march  2019
06:20  14 march  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Elderly couple tragically found dead in house by gardai in Convoy, Co Donegal

Elderly couple tragically found dead in house by gardai in Convoy, Co Donegal The couple were found dead earlier today by neighbours who alerted Gardai . The coroner for Donegal, Dr Denis McCauley is on his way to the scene to carry out a further examination of the bodies. Gardai have sealed off the area and a full Garda forensic examination is expected to also take place. The married couple were very well-known in the area. A Garda spokesman said "This is very fresh and we simply cannot say at this stage how they died. "A full examination of the scene will be carried out to determine what direction our investigation will take.

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The couple , identified as Helen and Dennis Lucak, both 72 years old, was found dead at their residence in the 11800 block of Harbor Light Drive. Based on what investigators gathered at the scene, the couple was killed in their bedroom after both appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot

Elderly couple found dead in their bedroom 'may have both fallen' ‘Sad day’: Neighbours gather as gardaí probe the scene in Convoy, east Donegal yesterday. Picture: North West Newspix

Gardaí are investigating if an elderly couple died after suffering injuries in separate falls in their bedroom.

The bodies of Patrick Doherty (85) and his wife Margaret (76) were found by a relative at their home in Convoy, east Donegal, yesterday afternoon. The couple were well known in the area and moved back from the UK almost 10 years ago.

The alarm was raised at around 1.30pm and gardaí attended the scene immediately. The house was sealed off and a full forensic investigation was carried out. Donegal coroner Dr Denis McCauley also attended the scene.

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The elderly couple were identified as Dan and Wilhelmina Leake. The police investigation revealed that the man and woman had been shot to death in their home. If you have any information that may help the investigation, you are urged to call the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers at

The bodies were removed from the house and post-mortems are due to take place at Letterkenny University Hospital.

The course of the Garda investigation will be determined by the findings of the post mortems.

Mr Doherty worked in construction for many years and was still able to make trips to the shops up until recently, while Ms Doherty had been in and out of hospital in recent times.

Elderly couple found dead in their bedroom 'may have both fallen' The scene where an elderly couple were found dead in Convoy, Co. Donegal A Garda source said that there was no sign of trauma to the couple and there were also no indications of a break-in to the white-washed terraced home on the outskirts of the village.

"We obviously have to examine every possible cause of death but at this stage it does not appear as if there was a break-in or that there was any sign of trauma.

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"The results of the post-mortems will determine what direction any future investigation will take," said the source.

Local county councillor Liam Doherty is a relative of the late couple. He said it appeared the deaths were simply a tragic accident.

"I have spoken to gardaí and they do not believe there was a break-in or any form of gas poisoning or anything like that.

"I'm satisfied that the gardaí have done a very thorough job in trying to find out what exactly happened.

"It's just one of those tragic situations and it's very difficult for the family at this time," he said.

Elderly couple found dead in their bedroom 'may have both fallen' © Artur Widak/NurPhoto Two members of Gardai (Irish Police) seen on Dublin City Center. On Thursday, December 13, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Mr Doherty said it would appear the couple may have suffered falls in the bedroom of their home.

"My sister found the couple and I was next there at the scene. Margaret took a fall.

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"It seemed Margaret had come out of her bed and fell and possibly hit her head on the dresser."

He added: "I was in with them yesterday evening.

"Different people called in every day, to see what they needed. It's just so tragic, they're gone.

"I looked at Pat's hand, you could see the way he was lying, he was trying to help Margaret. It's a very sad day."

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