Niall, Natalie’s youngest brother, appealed to the killer to “do the decent thing” and confess to her killing.
The 32-year-old died a violent death having been stabbed a number of times, and there are signs of defensive injuries.
Niall, speaking during a press conference in Lurgan Police Station this afternoon, said: “My mum and dad Noel and Bernadette, my two brothers Brendan and Declan and I are all completely devastated that she is no longer with us and really can’t believe we will never see her beautiful smile or hear her infectious laugh again. I cannot actually put into words the heartache we are experiencing.
“She was the life and soul of our family and we are heartbroken she will not be sitting around the table with us this Christmas Day or any day.”
Natalie’s uncle John added: “Natalie was a gorgeous, kind generous girl who went the extra mile for her friends and family, but also for her pets or any animals. She has come from one of the kindest, most generous, most loving, most caring families that I have ever had the privilege to meet.”
Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of Natalie McNally have today, 22 December, released CCTV footage along with details of a reward from the charity Crimestoppers.
Crimestoppers, who are independent of the police, has offered a reward of up to £20,000 for anonymous information it receives that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Natalie’s murder.