Gardai Investigate Link Between Louth Deaths


Post mortem examinations are taking place on a couple in their 60s from Co. Louth, whose deaths are thought to be linked.

The body of Marie Quigley was found with serious head injuries at a house in Rathmore, near Hackballscross yesterday afternoon.

It came just hours after her husband Jim Quigley lost his life when he crashed into a car and a truck while driving the wrong way on the M1 motorway.

Gardai are investigating a number of lines of inquiry, including that it was a murder-suicide.

Father Gerry Campbell is the parish priest of Kilkerley. He says it is devastating news.

“It’s just completely shocking and it’s a numb feeling that has come over the whole parish” he said.

Indeed our hearts go and to the family and their children…we really pray for the children – it’s devastating for them” he added.

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