Ballycastle Deaths Being Treated As 'Unexplained'

The bodies of a man and a woman discovered in a house in Ballycastle, County Antrim, are being treated as "unexplained".

Post mortem examinations are to be carried out on the bodies of Kenneth Boughey, 68, and Rita Boughey, 70.

The couple were found dead in the Abbey area after 9pm on Thursday.

The cause of death is not being treated as suspicious, however it is understood carbon monoxide poisoning is not being ruled out.
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The pair, originally from Liverpool, had been living in Ballycastle for around ten years.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.


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