Body of Michaela Harte arrives back in Ireland
The body of murdered honeymooner Michaela Harte arrived in Belfast from Mauritius today.
Two of her brothers, Michael and Matthew Harte, and close family friend Eoin Conroy, from Co Clare in the Irish Republic, were among those who met her.
The young teacher was strangled at the luxury Legends hotel on the Indian Ocean island on Monday. Her new husband, John McAreavey, found her dead in their room.
Her body arrived at George Best Belfast City Airport at around 1am on a BMI service from London Heathrow. She landed in London early this morning.
Mr McAreavey's father, Brendan, his brother, Brian, and Mrs McAreavey's third brother, Mark Harte, were also on the plane along with the grieving groom.
Bishop of Dromore John McAreavey, uncle of the groom, was at the airport along with family friend Canon Francis Brown. The bishop married the couple around a fortnight ago.
The coffin was covered with a purple drape as the hearse drove from the airport.
It was followed by a silver BMW containing Mrs McAreavey's three brothers. The bishop was in a black Toyota.
Mrs McAreavey's parents, Mickey and Marian Harte, awaited the coffin at home in Co Tyrone. Their detached house is on a hill in Glencull Road, off the main road from Ballygawley to Omagh.