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Murder in Turkey: Victims' bodies arrive home in Ireland

By Lesley-Anne Henry

The bodies of Turkey murder victims Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore are due to be flown home today.

Their remains will arrive at Dublin airport at 1.20pm before being taken back to Co Down, with the funerals expected on Friday - eight days after the women were stabbed to death near the port city of Izmir.

Turkish authorities released their remains from a city morgue on Monday.

They were then transferred 350 miles to the town of Antalya on Turkey's south coast before the flight back to Dublin later today.

A spokesman for the Republic's Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed arrangements to bring the women back to Co Down were being made by local funeral directors.

It is believed Ms Graham's remains will be brought to a funeral parlour in Newry before being taken to her home at Toragh Park this evening. Requiem Mass will be held at St Mary's Church on Friday, followed by interment at Monkshill cemetery.

Meanwhile Ms Dinsmore's remains are due to be taken to Mayobridge.

On Monday Shannon Graham flew into Belfast from Heathrow Airport accompanied by her father Raymond McGuinness and brother, David.

A niece and nephew of Ms Dinsmore who had also flown out to Turkey were due to arrive home last night.

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