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Foul play ruled out after bodies of couple found in Dublin home

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Gardai said they are not treating the deaths as suspicious
Gardai said they are not treating the deaths as suspicious

Foul play has been ruled out in the case of an elderly couple who were found dead last night in south Dublin last night.

Gardai were called to the scene after a relative of the couple was unable to gain access to their home in Landscape Park, Churchtown. 

They were named by the Independent as Sydney Graham and his wife Lorna, who were both aged in their 80s. 

The couple were found sitting downstairs in the kitchen.

Gardaí said the incident was not being treated as suspicious and they are looking into the possibility the couple died following carbon monoxide poisoning.

Their bodies were examined by a doctor and foul play was ruled out. 

Gas Networks Ireland said no gas leak was discovered at the house.

The couple’s three adult children live in the UK and Australia, and efforts were last night being made to contact them.

They were described as the “perfect neighbours” by residents in the quiet Landscape Park estate in Churchtown.

A neighbour told the Independent: "They were a lovely couple and the perfect neighbours. It's so sad to think they could just pass away together like that.

"Lorna's health had deteriorated in recent years and Sydney was looking after her and doing a lot for her. He was effectively her carer because I believe she was suffering with Alzheimer's or dementia and was very unwell."