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Family pay tribute to tragic mum who died suddenly at house in Portadown

Image: Kerrie King/Facebook

Family members of a woman who died suddenly at a house in Portadown on Tuesday have paid heartfelt tributes.

Thirty-two-year-old mum Kerrie King, who is originally from Dundee in Scotland, was found dead in a house at Carrickdale Gardens in the early hours of the morning.

Detectives investigating her “suspicious” death were yesterday granted an additional 36 hours to question a 50-year-old man, arrested a short time after the discovery.

Kerrie’s cousin Donna Marie King, from Dundee, posting on social media, wrote: “Sleep tight big cuz gone from our sights, but not from our hearts. Fly high up there beautiful.”

Another cousin, from Kirkcaldy, added: “Our cousin Kerrie, such a shame RIP. Beautiful. All our family will miss you.”

Another commented: “Sleep tight cuz, taken far too soon.”

And another wrote: “Sleep tight, Kerrie. Always in our hearts. Taken too soon. Watch over your mum and your wonderful kids.”

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly expressed her condolences.

The Policing Board member also urged anyone with information to come forward to police.

Ms Kelly said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the woman who has tragically lost her life in the Tandragee Road area of Portadown.

“I want to put on record my thanks to the officers who are working with the family in these tragic circumstances.”

Portadown Councillor Eamon McNeill added: “This is a tragic situation and my thoughts are with the family of the woman who has lost her life.

“I would appeal to anyone with any information to come forward to police to help with the investigation as soon as possible.”

Investigations are ongoing and Detective Chief Inspector Mark Gibson would appeal for anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting reference 53 of 09/01/21.

A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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