Irish woman Danielle McLaughlin murdered in Goa

Police are treating the death of an Irish woman found near a beach in the southern Indian state of Goa as murder.

Danielle McLaughlin’s body was discovered in an isolated spot close to tourist resorts in Canacona on Tuesday.

Ms McLaughlin, who was 28, and grew up in Buncrana, County Donegal, suffered injuries on her face and head.

Police are treating her death as murder. A post-mortem has been ordered to establish if she was sexually assaulted.

One person has been arrested and 15 questioned over the death, police said.

The woman, who had dual Irish and British citizenship and had lived in Liverpool, travelled to India using a British passport.

The Foreign Office said they are liaising closely with Indian police.

“We are supporting the family of a British-Irish woman following her death in Goa, India. Our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time,” a spokesman said.




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