Updated: 17/09/12 : 05:43:18
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Mother to be questioned on daughter's death

Gardaí are waiting to interview a GP mum after her 11-year-old daughter was found dead at home in suspicious circumstances.

They believe the interview is crucial to discovering how the little girl died.

The body of Emily Scully was discovered at the home she shared with her mother Dr Bernadette Scully, by the GP's partner, a music composer.

He made the tragic discovery when he returned to the Tullamore, Co Offaly, bungalow he shared with Dr Scully and her daughter.

He is said to be distraught and was being comforted last night by family and friends.

Dr Scully (55) was discovered unconscious and is fighting for her life in intensive care.

Detectives must now await a toxicology report to help establish how the little girl died.

They think her mother has information which could explain what took place on Saturday night.

Source :: Irish Independent