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Police search Peaches's home as family wait for post-mortem


 Peaches Geldof. Photo: PA

Peaches Geldof. Photo: PA

Peaches Geldof. Photo: PA

POLICE searched the home of tragic Peaches Geldof as a post mortem was due to get underway today to discover how the 25-year-old died.

Specialist police teams were brought to the scene in Kent where investigations continue to try and establish the circumstances surrounding the starlet's "sudden" and "unexplained" death.

Investigators searched the bins at the home the mum-of-two shared with her family near Wrotham, after she was found dead there in "non-suspicious" circumstances on Monday afternoon.

Police sniffer dogs were also put to use at the scene as they searched for clues, attempting to crack the mystery surrounding the journalist and TV presenter's untimely demise.


Officers collected evidence at the scene with results from the post mortem expected to shed more light on the nature of her death in the coming days.

The socialite was found dead at her home by a concerned relative it has been said, and reports claim no drugs or suicide note were found at the scene.

Peaches' body was taken to a hospital in Dartford ahead of the post-mortem as police vehicles remained at her house yesterday.

Forensic officers scoured through rubbish bins and took photographs - including of the property's garden and shed.

Dublin musician Bob Geldof has kept a low profile following the loss of his second daughter, revealing on Monday that he is "beyond pain".

Meanwhile, Peaches' Irish based relatives told the Herald of their shock at her death.

The former party girl held an Irish passport and was a regular visitor to these shores.

"We are all in shock," Bob's Dublin based cousins Paul, Jaqui, Jenny and Denise Geldof, told this newspaper.

"We are devastated for Tom and family, Bob and the girls – in fact for all the family.

"We hope the media will let them grieve in peace."

President Michael D Higgins has sent his condolences to Bob Geldof and family, who he was due to meet during his state visit to the UK this week.

Kent County Council confirmed that a post-mortem examination will be carried out today, but warned that it "could take some weeks" for those results.

"A decision on whether there needs to be an inquest depends upon the final results of the post mortem," said the council.

The pretty blonde, a daughter of Boomtown Rats star Geldof and late TV presenter Paula Yates, died just weeks after she was confirmed as a new columnist for Mother and Baby magazine in Britain.

In May's edition of the magazine published yesterday, Peaches wrote of her "perfect" life as mother to Astala Dylan Willow, 23 months, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, who is almost a year old.

Following news of his wife's death, musician Tom Cohen, who married Peaches in 2012, said he would bring his sons up with Peaches "in their hearts every day". A prayer service will be held in her local church this Sunday.