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Family tell of pain over mum-of-two's death

THE family of a 58-year-old woman whose body was found in Dublin on Sunday have said they are struggling to cope with her loss.

Marie Carroll's husband Liam (58) was released last night without charge by gardai investigating her death.

A file on the matter is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

He had been arrested on Tuesday night under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and questioned at Rathfarnham garda station.

Mrs Carroll's body was found at around 1.30pm on Sunday when gardai and emergency services were called to the house at Woodlawn Park Grove, Firhouse.

Her family released a statement yesterday evening saying: "This is a deeply difficult time for the Carroll and McMarlow families as we struggle to deal with our loss." They asked for their privacy to be respected.

Residents in the Grove described Mrs Carroll as their "friend and neighbour".

Mrs Carroll lived in the well-established Woodlawn estate in Firhouse for many years and was said to have two sons. It is believed there was a wedding in the family as recently as last week.


Mrs Carroll had bruising on her body which was described as "blunt force trauma".

Her remains were discovered in the kitchen of the house. Investigations have established that she died in the 24 hours before her body was discovered.

A post-mortem took place on Monday afternoon and sources said at the time that it was "inconclusive".

A source told the Herald that the post-mortem had "raised a number of questions that need to be answered".

"This is not being treated as a murder," they added, and described the investigation as "sensitive".

Neighbours said Mrs Carroll's husband is "very highly regarded in the community".