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Lisa McGowan death ‘not suspicious’

Lisa McGowan.

Lisa McGowan.

Police have confirmed that the death of Drumquin woman Lisa McGowan is not being treated as suspicious.

The body of the 44-year-old was found on Sunday, two weeks after she was reported missing.

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In a statement released today (Wednesday), a PSNI spokesperson said, “Following a post mortem carried out yesterday, Tuesday July 23, police can confirm the body, which was discovered in the Drumquin area on Sunday (July 21), was that of Lisa McGowan. Police are not treating the death as suspicious.”

On Monday the McGowan family released a statement via a Facebook campaign page set up to aid the search for the missing 44-year-old, confirming that her remains had been recovered.

“On behalf of family and friends, we would like to inform you that Lisa was found late last night. Sadly Lisa is no longer with us,” read the statement.

“Paddy and Lisa’s family want to thank everyone for their prayers and support. We have been overwhelmed by all the generosity and kindness given at this very difficult time.”

A major search operation was launched after Lisa disappeared from her home a fortnight ago.

For the previous two weeks teams searched forest areas, and police divers have been searching local lakes. There was also a police and mountain rescue presence on Saturday to assist the community volunteers.

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