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Dad woke up to tragic news both his wife and seven-month-old baby had died

A dad discovered both his seven-month-old son and his 34-year-old wife had died overnight when police woke him up with the terrible news.

Nicola Keane, 34, is understood to have taken her own life and jumped from an M50 toll bridge after suffering from postnatal depression, the Irish Mirror reported.

Officers went to the paediatric nurse’s home in Lucan, west Dublin, shortly after her body was found under the bridge at 3.45am on Thursday.

Police found her husband sleeping and the couple’s seven-month-old baby boy, Henry, lifeless upstairs.

The father was woken by cops who delivered the devastating news to him.

Henry’s death was officially classified as "unexplained" after a post-mortem was conducted at the hospital where his mum worked.

A source told the Irish Mirror results "have not conclusively determined" the circumstances of Henry's death, but he is believed to have died from asphyxiation.

It said: "This is a terrible, terrible tragedy. A family tragedy. Gardaí are not looking for anyone else. The post mortem on the baby will determine which way the investigation will go.”

The source said the post-mortem on Henry was inconclusive, adding: "Asphyxiation, but it may have been an accident."

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The couple’s neighbours said they were shock to learn of the tragedy, and said the husband and wife always appeared “happy.”

One told the Irish Independent: "This is just shocking. I can't take it in.

"I can't stop thinking about the baby, he was just seven-months-old."

A second said: "He was really friendly and seemed happy. Her little boy was beautiful. I saw her a couple of days ago just walking the baby up and down."

A Garda spokesman said: "Gardaí are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a woman on the Lower Road, Strawberry Beds, Lucan, Co Dublin and the unexplained death of an infant boy in a house in Lucan Co, Dublin, on 22nd October 2020.

"At approximately 3.45am on 22nd October 2020, following reports of a pedestrian seen acting suspiciously at the M50 bridge, Gardaí discovered the body of a woman at Lower Road, Strawberry Beds.

"Following this incident Gardaí went to a house in Lucan where a seven-month-old baby boy was found in an unresponsive condition. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

"An incident room has be established at Lucan Garda Station and a technical examination of the scene has taken place. The Coroner and Office of the State Pathologist have been notified.

"The body of the infant has been removed to Crumlin Hospital and the body of the woman has been removed to the City Morgue where post-mortem examinations will be carried out.

"The results of post-mortem examinations will determine the course of Garda investigations.

"At this stage investigating Gardaí are treating these incidents as a family tragedy and are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.

"No further information is available at this time. Investigations are ongoing."

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