Couple killed in Carndonagh

Gardai at the house in Carndonagh where a couple were found dead.
Gardai at the house in Carndonagh where a couple were found dead.

A murder investigation is underway after a man and his wife were found dead in Carndonagh.

It is not yet clear how they died.

Gardai say they are investigating “the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the bodies of a man and woman in their 70s at their home in Carndonagh Co Donegal shortly after 9am this morning.”

A man in his 40s was arrested and he is currently being detained at Buncrana Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act- 1984.

“The scene is currently preserved pending a Garda forensic examination. The Office of the State Pathologist has been informed and investigations are continuing,” a Garda spokesperson said.