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Monday 19 August 2019

Woman released without charge in toddler death investigation


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Ralph Riegel

Gardaí will prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions after releasing without charge a woman who was arrested for questioning over the death of toddler Santina Cawley.

The woman in her 30s - who is not related to two-year-old Santina - was arrested on Monday and taken for questioning to Gurranabraher garda station.

She was released without charge yesterday as detectives stressed their murder investigation remains ongoing.

Santina was found fatally injured in the Elderwood Park flats complex just off Cork's Boreenmanna Road shortly after 5am last Friday.

Gardaí upgraded their investigation to a murder probe on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a special appeal to help with the funeral costs for Santina's family raised its €8,000 target in just eight hours.

The appeal was launched by RedFM after a family friend appealed for help on behalf of Santina's heartbroken mother, Bridget O'Donoghue.

Ms O'Donoghue left a bouquet of flowers outside the Cork apartment complex with a note which read: "I am heartbroken at what happened to you. From your loving mother and family."

Irish Independent

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