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Woman tragically found dead in Killiney, south Dublin named as Christine ‘Tina’ Wright

Gardai probing the unexplained death of a woman – who moved to Ireland in a “bucket list dream” –  are awaiting an autopsy report to reveal how she died.

The 57-year-old was found dead in “unexplained circumstances” at her home in Killiney, south Dublin on Tuesday, March 31.

The tragic woman was named locally as Christine ‘Tina’ Wright.

An American citizen, she had come to Ireland for a “bucket list dream” adventure in 2017 when her husband Lloyd moved here for work.



Christine ‘Tina’ Wright

It’s understood her devastated partner found her at their home in a leafy lane off Church Road in Killiney and alerted emergency services.

The couple were living in a secluded house on upmarket Balure Lane, which they had been renting since October 2018.

Gardai have carried out forensic tests inside the gated property.

Ms Wright’s remains were removed early this morning for a post-mortem to be carried out.

A Garda spokesman said the results would determine the course of any potential investigation.

The tragic death occurred in an isolated row of properties as the country observed the national lockdown.

Locals were shocked to discover the news.



Christine ‘Tina’ Wright

Ms Wright left a poignant last message on her Instagram page just a few days ago.

She posted: “Just going to leave this here as a sign of hope and friendship. The world is a beautiful, much smaller place than it once was.

“People are good. Kind acts are quietly done in our communities. We may even grow closer through our absence from one another on a daily basis as this crisis gets sorted. #bekind.”

Ms Wright and her husband had just travelled back to Ireland from a visit home to Utah on St Patrick’s Day.

“We feel very fortunate to have found seats on the last flight, stay healthy friends,” she posted on social media.

She had logged and posted about her love for Ireland after moving here in February 2017.

Shortly after arriving in Ireland she began a blog and wrote: “My husband’s employer has given him a two-year work assignment in Dublin, Ireland.

“The very idea of living abroad has been a bucket-list dream we crafted before we even said, “I Do.” Our second wish on that list was to live near the sea. Now we find ourselves, quite suddenly and unexpectedly, living abroad in a small Irish town on the seaside of Dublin Bay. Someone pinch me.

“We only have this one life. Right now mine is taking place next to the Irish Sea. I want to share what I’m seeing and doing during this magical window of time.”

Ms Wright became a regular sight walking her dog around the coastline in Killiney.

The couple were seasoned travellers having spent time in the Netherlands, Sweden, Bosnia and Belgium in the past year.

They celebrated their 34 wedding anniversary while travelling and Tina wrote: “Thirty four years ago I said ‘I Do’ and I would all over again.  My best friend.  My love.  My trusted companion.  I love seeing the world with this man.”

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