THE death of a 48-year-old Lisnaskea who was living in Greece is being investigated by police as murder.
Lorna Boyle was found dead in suspicious circumstances at an apartment in the neighbourhood of Ambelokopi, Athens on Sunday, June 1.
It is believed she separated from her husband five years ago and had moved to Greece where she had been living with her Greek partner at the time of her death.
The circumstances surrounding the death of Ms Boyle are unknown, but it is understood that her boyfriend, a 52-year-old Greek national, is currently being held on suspicion of murder.
According to reports in a leading Greek newspaper Ms Boyle’s body may have been in the apartment for up to three weeks before being discovered.
The manager of the apartment complex where Ms Boyle’s body was found said that the couple had been living in the rented flat for two years.
The 52-year-old murder suspect is reported to have faced a prosecutor last Wednesday and it is alleged that he killed his Irish girlfriend following an argument. It was reported that Ms Boyle’s injuries were ‘consistent with being struck by a sharp-edged object’.
Speaking on behalf of the family of Ms Boyle Roslea Sinn Fein councillor Brian McCaffrey asked for privacy at this difficult time
“The sudden and unexpected death of Lorna Boyle is obviously a sad and traumatic event for her family,” he said.
“Her family are liaising with the Irish Embassy in Athens. They wish to express their gratitude to the Embassy staff and the staff at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin for their continuing assistance.
“The exact circumstances of Lorna Boyle’s death are the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Athens police.
“It is understood that a 52-year-old Greek national is currently being held by them on suspicion of murder.
“The family request that the media respect their need for privacy at this difficult time.”
At this stage it is believed the body has not yet been released to the family from Greece and as yet there is no indication when the remains will be returned home.
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