A second post mortem has been carried out on the body of tragic Buncrana woman Danielle McLaughlin with the results expected in the coming days.
The procedure was undertaken in Dublin by the Coroner’s Office last night at the request of Danielle’s family after her remains arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday morning.
A family source said they were not happy with how the Indian authorities handled the case in Goa.
That first post-mortem found that Danielle died as a result of brain damage and constriction of the neck caused (possibly strangling) her death, police said.
The post mortem also claimed she had been raped.
The results of the new post mortem are expected to be made known in the coming days.
The same family source said that if the findings of the new post mortem are different then this will pose major issues for Danielle’s family.
The family have now changed their legal representatives and are using a legal firm based in Derry.
It has also been revealed that Danielle’s body has now been taken to a medical centre in Belfast for further treatment before it is reunited with her family in her hometown of Buncrana in Co Donegal.
It is hoped Danielle’s remains could be back in Co Donegal by Monday and Tuesday at the latest, depending upon how long it takes for the new medical treatment to be carried out.
No firm arrangements have yet been made for Danielle’s funeral.
Hundreds of people attended a candlelit vigil for the 28 year old in Buncrana on Tuesday evening last to show solidarity with her family.
Danielle’s mother Andrea said she will not fully accept that her
daughter is dead until she holds her hand.