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Thursday 14 December 2017

Murder probe over mother and girl

A technical examination of the scene is continuing
A technical examination of the scene is continuing

A Garda probe into the death of a mother and a daughter has been upgraded to a double murder investigation.

Post-mortem examinations on the bodies of 27-year-old Jolanta Lubiene and her eight-year-old child Enrika, which were discovered in their home in Co Kerry on Sunday, confirmed the pair died in violent circumstances.

A Garda spokesman said the examinations were completed earlier by Assistant State Pathologist Margaret Bolster at Tralee General Hospital.

The pair were found dead in their home in the Langford Downs estate just outside Killorglin.

Ms Lubiene, originally from Lithuania, was found in a room downstairs and the child in an upstairs bedroom. A technical examination of the scene is continuing.

Earlier, Killarney Garda Station Superintendent Florence Murphy appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Ms Lubiene was last seen at around 1.50pm on Saturday on Langford Street, walking towards her semi-detached home.

"She was wearing a dark waist-length coat, dark trousers and white shoes," Superintendent Murphy said.

"She was carrying two bags of shopping, a pink bag and a white bag. Investigating gardai are particularly anxious to talk to everyone who was in the Langford Downs housing estate between 12 noon and 7pm Saturday last.

"This is a small housing estate with just over 50 houses and with only one vehicle entrance and exit."

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