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Woman who died suddenly in Newry passed away ‘from natural causes’, family say

The family of a Newry woman whose body was discovered at a house in the Damolly Meadows area on Friday night have said she died of natural causes.

And they have asked that people desist from rumour and speculation.

Police had said on Friday evening they were treating the death as suspicious.

But the family of Martina Larkin have issued a statement after their heartbreaking loss.

They did so through Newry City councillor Valerie Harte.

They said: “We, the family of Martina would like people to know that we have been informed that Martina died from natural causes and that suspicious circumstances have now been ruled out .

“We would appreciate if speculation and rumour would now cease.

“We as her family are devastated, and would ask that people respect our family’s privacy at this very difficult time to allow us to come to terms with the loss of our beautiful Martina.”

Councillor Harte offered her condolences.

She said: “My thoughts and prayers are with Martina’s sons James and Thomas, her mother Vera, sister Deborah, her grandchildren, nephews and the rest of her extended family.”

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