Post-mortems still to take place on house fire victims

Daniel Allen (27) who is charged with four counts of murder

One month on from the fatal house fire in Derrylin which claimed the lives of a family of four, post-mortem examinations have still to be carried out on their remains, a court heard today. 
The PSNI have yet to release the names of the four victims who lost their lives in the blaze at the rented bungalow on Molly Road in the early hours of Tuesday, February 27th.
They have been named locally as Crystal Gossett (44), her 16-year-old son Edward and daughter Diane (19) and Diane’s young daughter Morgana, who was aged under two. The family are originally from Doncaster in England but had previously lived in Tralee in Kerry before moving to Fermanagh around 12 months ago. 
Last week, police in Fermanagh said they were continuing to work with HM Coroner to “definitively establish” the identities of all of the victims but added that the “process is long and complex.”
Daniel Allen (27) of Molly Road in Derrylin, is charged with four counts of murder and arson with intent to endanger life. Allen was previously remanded in custody and appeared in court in Enniskillen again via video-link this morning (Monday). 
A spokesman for the Public Prosecution Service told the court that the police investigation was at “a very early stage”, adding that post-mortem examinations were still to take place on the four bodies. District Judge Nigel Broderick was told that there are also “ongoing issues” regarding the identification of the four victims.
The judge adjourned the case for one month for an update. Allen will appear in court again by video link on April 23rd.
Meanwhile, a multi-denominational service will be held in Derrylin Parish Church this Wednesday (March 28th) at 2pm to remember the deceased family members. 

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