Father and son who died in suspected murder suicide to be buried next week

Two men who died in a suspected murder suicide in Letterkenny this week will be laid to rest on Monday
Father and son who died in suspected murder suicide to be buried next week

Two men who died in a suspected murder suicide in Letterkenny this week will be laid to rest on Monday.

Father Daniel Duffy and his son Damien Duffy were found dead at their home at Windyhall in Co Donegal on Thursday. It is believed that the 50-year-old son killed his 88-year-old father.

Post-mortems were carried out at Letterkenny University Hospital and the pair will be laid to rest in their native Ramelton.

The mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, has described the deaths as “an awful tragedy”. The community was completely shocked and saddened by the deaths so close to Christmas, he said.

Both of the men were gentlemen, who were well liked and respected and “got on with everyone,” he said.

Both had worked with the ESB at different stages and the son had gone back to education and was studying for a masters degree, he said.

“Something went tragically wrong.”

Cllr Kavanagh said he could only imagine the grief and despair of the rest of the family. “All we can do now as a community is to reach out and make ourselves available to help people come through this awful tragedy.”

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, you can freephone the Samaritans 24 hours a day for confidential support at 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org.

In an emergency, or if you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self-harm, dial 999/112.

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