Devastated mourners pay their respects at removal of murdered toddler Santina Cawley

Devastated mourners pay their respects at removal of murdered toddler Santina Cawley
The remains of Santina Cawley being removed from O'Connor Bros. Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge.

DEVASTATED mourners queued today to pay their respects to two-year-old Santina Cawley, the toddler who was murdered in Cork city last week.

Two-year-old Santina Cawley who was killed in an apartment in Cork last Friday morning.Pic from Provision
Two-year-old Santina Cawley who was killed in an apartment in Cork last Friday morning.Pic from Provision

Heartbroken family, friends and members of the community gathered as Santina's white coffin was carried from O'Connor Bros funeral home at North Gate Bridge and taken to the North Cathedral.

Santina will be laid to rest tomorrow following a Mass of the Angels at 11am at the North Cathedral.

Relative wearing a commemorative T-Shirt pictured at the removal of Santina Cawley (2) at North Gate Bridge, Cork.
Relative wearing a commemorative T-Shirt pictured at the removal of Santina Cawley (2) at North Gate Bridge, Cork.

Tomorrow’s Mass will be streamed live on the Cathedral’s webcam with full audio.

Gardaí investigating Santina’s murder issued a fresh appeal for information last night, urging anyone who was in the Elderwood Estate or Boreenanmanna Rd areas between 1am and 5.30am last Friday to contact them.

Investigators are particularly appealing to those with dashcam or mobile phone footage from the area.

Santina was found in a critical condition at the Elderwood complex shortly after 5am last Friday.

The removal of Santina Cawley (2) at North Gate Bridge. 
The removal of Santina Cawley (2) at North Gate Bridge. 

She was later released without charge and a file will be prepared for the DPP.

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