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Deaths of married couple in Antrim home 'unexplained' as tests rule out carbon monoxide poisoning

The bodies were found by their son on Thursday night.

Image: Ballycastle via Google Maps

POLICE SAY THEY are still treating the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found in their Antrim home on Friday as ‘unexplained’.

The post mortem examination has ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning as a cause of death.

The bodies of Kenneth Boughey (68) and Rita Boughey (79) were found by their son who raised the alarm.

Officers believe the couple had been dead for a number of weeks.

The couple had been living in Ballycastle for around ten years but were originally from Liverpool.

Chief Inspector Mark McClarence said they are now awaiting the results of further toxicology tests.

Anyone who saw or spoke to the couple in the last number of weeks are being urged to contact detectives on the non-emergency number 101.

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