Danielle's family ask for privacy
THE family of a young
Buncrana woman who was tragically murdered in India
have today appealed for privacy through a local
Senator Pádraig MacLochlainn made the appeal after
visiting the heartbroken family of Danielle
The 28-year old, who
was backpacking in the Asian country, was found dead
yesterday morning on a beach in the Canacona area of
Goa. Police in the area are reported to have
arrested a suspect.
Ms McLaughlin set off on her travels in February.
She said goodbye to friends and family with a
poignant Facebook post accompanied by a photo of a
serene sunset taken where the Crana River meets
Lough Swilly at the Stone Jug, Buncrana.
"Thank you to all my friends and family for making
home so special and always looking after me. I am
very grateful and the luckiest person I know," she
'So special': A beautiful sunset
taken in her seaside hometown and posted by Danielle
McLaughlin on her Facebook page ahead of her trip to
Senator MacLochlainn of
Sinn Féin, said: “The people of Buncrana and
Inishowen are united in grief with the McLaughlin
family at the loss of their daughter and sister.
This is a tragic loss and Danielle is in all of our
thoughts and prayers.
“On meeting with the family earlier, they had one
request and that was that their privacy be
respected. Media outlets from Ireland and further
afield have been bombarding the family with messages
and queries and I strongly believe that this is
unwarranted and inappropriate at this time.
“The McLaughlin family must be given room and come
to terms with their loss and they will come forward
when they feel it is time.”