Belfast Telegraph

Derrylin blaze victims' remains released to family- six weeks after tragedy

By Victoria Leonard

The Coroner has released the remains of four members of the same family who died in the Derrylin fire tragedy, more than six weeks after the horrific incident.

Three generations of the same family - including a baby and two teenagers - were killed when the ferocious blaze engulfed their Derrylin home on February 27.

They were Denise Pauline Gosset (45), also known as Crystal; Sabrina Patricia Elizabeth Gosset (19), also known as Elektra; Roman Edward Lewis Gosset (16), and Morgana Ulva Amira Quinn (1).

Sabrina and Roman were Denise's children, while Morgana was Sabrina's daughter.

The victims originally came from Aberdeen, and had lived in Tralee, Co Kerry, for three years before moving to Derrylin in Co Fermanagh some 18 months ago.

The Coroner's Service confirmed that the remains had been "released to a relative of the deceased" on Thursday. Denise's sisters Frances and Susan told the Belfast Telegraph that this was Denise's youngest daughter, who lives in Scotland.

The grieving siblings said it was a "great relief" to have their loved ones' remains released to be "laid to rest at home".

"We were informed by police on Thursday that the Coroner has released our family's remains to our niece," they said.

"It's a great relief for us to know that Dee and her family will rightly be reunited with her remaining children and laid to rest at home with them in Scotland. We are sure it is what they would have wanted and we wish to offer our heartfelt love and support in any way we can."

The sisters had previously told of their "shock and devastation" over their family members' deaths. They said that their late sister was "a good mother who loved her four children and granddaughter".

They described their niece Sabrina as "a loveable young woman" who adored her "beautiful baby girl" Morgana.

Meanwhile, Roman was a "lovely, polite young man".

Speaking a fortnight ago, they said: "A month on, we still can't believe we will never see or hear from them all again."

Daniel Allen (27), of Molly Road in Derrylin, is charged with four counts of murder and arson with intent to endanger life. He was previously remanded in custody and is due to appear in court again via video-link on April 23.

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