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karen buckley

Karen Buckley died of "head and neck injuries"

Her death certificate has been released.

THE DEATH CERTIFICATE of murdered Irish student Karen Buckley has been released, citing head and neck injuries as the cause of death.

The Scottish paper The Daily Record reports that the certificate was officially issued on Wednesday and signed by the Cork woman’s parents.

Karen’s body was found at a farm north of Glasgow last week.

The nurse was reported missing by her friends following a night out at a club near their flat, sparking a major police search.

A 21-year-old man, Alexander Pacteau, appeared in court in Glasgow last week and again today charged with her murder.

Reports this morning say the accused has requested that a second, independent post-mortem be carried out on the student’s body, pushing back plans by the Buckley family to bring their daughter’s remains back to Ireland.

Read: Judge said Karen Buckley “put herself in a vulnerable position”

Read: Pacteau back in court over death of Irish student Karen Buckley