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Post mortems suspended on bodies of Wexford family of four after asbestos is found at site of fire

Published 27/04/2008

Post mortems on the bodies of a family of four found dead after a fire in their home in Co Wexford yesterday have been suspended due to the presence of asbestos at the site of the fire.

Garda€ say the crime scene investigation has also been suspended.

The levels of asbestos have been determined and additional personal protection equipment has been secured this evening.

The crime scene investigation will resume in the morning but Garda€ are holding off on making a decision about the post mortems until then.

Dermot and Lorraine Flood and their two young children six year old Mark and five year old Julie were found dead at their home in Clonroche on Saturday morning.

Garda€ say they are treating the deaths as suspicious and that both parents had additional injuries not consistent with a fire.

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