Sunday 15 September 2019

Gardaí probe if mum was killed by man known to her

Natalia Karaczyn
Natalia Karaczyn
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

Gardaí are probing if a mother of three was killed by a man known to her.

Natalia Karaczyn was reported missing on Sunday morning after a night socialising in Sligo.

Gardai have confirmed this evening that the body found by gardaí investigating her disappearance on Tuesday in a wooded area near Holywell Road in Co Sligo is that of Ms Karaczyn.

A post mortem was concluded this evening but details are not being released at this time.

A 32-year-old man who was arrested this morning in connection with the investigation remains in garda custody.

Chief Supt Aidan Glackin speaking at the scene where the body was discovered said gardaí had received "great help" from the local community since the young woman was reported missing.

A house in Sligo was also been sealed off in recent days and is being examined by forensic officers.

One line in the investigation is that Natalia may have been killed as part of a "personal grudge situation".

Yesterday, Natalia's sister made a heartfelt appeal on Facebook for information in the case. Magdalena McMorrow said: "My sister Natalia went out last Saturday night and has not come back. She has three children and would never have done this before. She went to the cinema and Garavogue after. She is believed to have gone to a house party around Crozon/Caltragh afterwards.

"Please, if you have any information, seen her or maybe have CCTV outside your house in the area, get in touch with Sligo garda station or myself."

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