This is the first picture of a tragic mother whose body was found under a bridge at home an hour before her baby boy was discovered.
The 34-year-old pediatric nurse Nicola Keane is said to have committed suicide in recent months after suffering from postnatal depression.
After her body and car were discovered, officers went to her home in Lucan, West Dublin, where they woke her husband and found their seven-month-old son Henry dead Irish mirror reported.
The destroyed father did not know that his baby was dead in the upstairs room. An autopsy revealed that the child died of suffocation.
According to a source, police are not looking for anyone in connection with the deaths and the incident is being treated as a family tragedy.
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Nicola, who worked at Children’s Health Ireland in Crumlin, behaved erratically around 3:45 a.m. on Thursday in the area of the M50 toll bridge.
Her body was found after jumping off the bridge Irish Independent reported.
The baby’s death was officially classified as “unresolved” after an autopsy was performed at the hospital where his mother worked
Sources told the newspaper that the results “did not definitively determine” the circumstances of Henry’s death.
The report alleged that Nicola had suffered from postnatal depression in the past few months.
A source told Irish Spiegel: “This is a terrible, terrible tragedy. A family tragedy. Gardaí are not looking for anyone. The baby’s autopsy will determine which direction the exam will go. “
The source said Henry’s autopsy was inconclusive, adding, “suffocation, but it could have been an accident.”
Detectives did a forensic examination of the house and found no evidence of violence or evidence of a violent death.
The neighbors said they were shocked after learning of the family tragedy and said the husband and wife were always “happy” when they took their son for a walk in the stroller.
One told the Irish Independent, “She was very kind and seemed happy. Your little boy was beautiful. I saw her a few days ago walking up and down the baby.”
Another said, “This is just shocking. I can’t take it in. I can’t stop thinking about the baby, he was only seven months old.”
It is believed that Nicola moved with her partner from Ballina to Dublin more than six years ago, where she was a choir singer.
One of Nicolas’ friends in Ballina said the deaths were “absolutely devastating news”.
Another woman described her as a “kind and considerate” person.
Detectives continue to investigate the deaths.
A Garda spokesman said: “Gardaí is conducting an investigation into the circumstances under which a woman was discovered in Lower Road, Strawberry Beds, in Lucan, Co Dublin and the inexplicable death of a boy in a house in Lucan Co. Dublin, October 22, 2020.
“On October 22, 2020 at around 3:45 am, Gardaí discovered the body of a woman on Lower Road, Strawberry Beds, according to reports from a pedestrian who had been suspicious of the M50 Bridge.
“After this incident, Gardaí went to a house in Lucan where a seven month old boy was found in an unresponsive state. A short time later he was pronounced dead at the scene.
“An incident room was set up in the Lucan Garda Station and a technical investigation of the scene was carried out. The coroner and the state pathologist’s office were notified.
“The infant’s body was taken to Crumlin Hospital, and the woman’s body was taken to the city morgue for autopsies.
“The results of the autopsies will determine the course of the examinations on Lake Garda.
“At present, the Gardaí investigation is treating these incidents as a family tragedy and is currently not looking for anyone related to the deaths.
“No further information is currently available. The investigations are ongoing. “